The Hon. Robyn Parker

City Commissioner - Central Coast City

Portrait of Robyn Parker, smiling into the camera.The Hon. Robyn Parker was appointed Central Coast City Commissioner in September 2022. 

Ms Parker has a wealth of public and private sector experience spanning roles in Child and Family Services, as a TAFE teacher, and CEO of Ageing and Disability Services. 

She served in the NSW Parliament for 12 years, first as a Member of the Legislative Council, followed by four years as Member for Maitland. Ms Parker chaired many Parliamentary Inquiries and was NSW Minister for the Environment and Minister for Heritage (2011-2014). 

As Environment Minister, Ms Parker introduced some of the toughest environmental laws in Australia, and delivered the largest waste and recycling program in Australia at the time. She helped create nine new parks and two new national parks, while encouraging more visitors to explore the uniqueness and beauty of what NSW National Parks have to offer. 

Since leaving politics, she has been appointed as a non-executive director to a number of conservation, agricultural, education and for-purpose organisations. She is also the Deputy Chair of the NSW Heritage Council.