BART Mellish was named this week as Queensland’s new minister for transport and main roads.

Mr Mellish came into the portfolio with a major cabinet reshuffle that came after the new state Premier, Steven Miles, was sworn in.

Mr Mellish takes over the role from Mark Bailey, who had been the minister since 2015.

This is the first portfolio that Mr Mellish has been in charge of; he has previously been assistant to the minister for veterans’ affairs.

Maritime Safety Queensland is a branch within the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Mr Miles said the ministers know what is important to Queenslanders.

“With fresh faces comes fresh ideas, which is exactly what we need as we charge into a new year,” he said.