Upper Hunter MP Dave Layzell will be keeping a close eye on the work of his neighbouring member Jenny Aitchison given his new role as the new Shadow Minister for Regional Transport and Roads after Sam Farraway relinquished the role last week.
Ms Aitchison, the member for Maitland, is the NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads.
NSW Opposition Leader Mark Speakman said Mr Layzell will be a great addition to the Shadow Cabinet team.
"Dave has demonstrated that he is a fantastic advocate for his local community," Mr Speakman said.
"I am pleased to have him on board, and I look forward to working with him to keep the Government accountable when it comes to transport and road infrastructure in the regions."
NSW Nationals Leader Dugald Saunders said Mr Layzell will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience.
"Dave lives and breathes the bush, so I am confident he'll embrace this role and be able to deliver positive outcomes for our regional communities across the State," Mr Saunders said.
"Coming from the Upper Hunter, he understands just how important our regional road networks are because he relies on them every day, and he knows they are a lifeline for both residents and businesses.
"Dave is already a valuable part of the NSW Nationals team and I want to congratulate him on this new and exciting next step."
Shadow Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Dave Layzell said it's a great opportunity.
"As someone who has a background in construction, and who has been involved in infrastructure projects before, I have a keen interest in roads and regional infrastructure," Mr Layzell said.
"I'm extremely honoured to be given a position of this nature to continue to fight for the people I represent, my neighbours, my local community and every person living in a regional part of the State."