I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing tonight of Neville Wran, who was Premier of NSW between 1976 and 1986.
His legacy is positive and lasting.
Mr Wran's achievements in infrastructure include electrification of several regional rail services and the establishment of the Darling Harbour precinct.
He was instrumental in the creation of our National Parks and in the preservation of the natural and built environment.
Many features of democracy in NSW, such as four-year terms, public funding and disclosure laws, and a democratically elected Legislative Council, bear his imprint.
Kerryn and I would like to pass on our deepest condolences to Jill Wran and to Mr Wran's children.
The NSW Government will offer the Wran family a state funeral.