PROJECT funding might be easier to come by during this NSW parliamentary term as crossbenchers hold more sway, according to Phil Donato.
The member for Orange said last Wednesday's vote, where the Coalition tried to move a motion on Labor's leadership ballot but only succeeded in noting it had been 74 days since the election, was the closest a government had come to losing a motion in 14 years.
"They're only got a two-seat majority, it's pretty precarious - all it will take is a scandal or a byelection," he said.
"The government appears to be more willing and cohesive with the crossbench, they know at some point they will need the crossbench's support."
Mr Donato has already been meeting with Sports Minister John Sidoti and Environment Minister Matt Kean about the proposed mountain bike trail centre on Mount Canobolas.
"They can do the announcement, I don't care, as long as we get things for the community, that's enough."Member for Orange Phil Donato
The idea hinges on changes to the mountain's plan of management, which is currently with Mr Kean.
"They all seem very keen," Mr Donato said.
"They can do the announcement, I don't care, as long as we get things for the community, that's enough."
He also used a private member's statement to spruik the proposal.
During the close vote last week, crossbenchers voted with Labor, meaning the speaker had to use his casting vote.
Mr Donato said parliamentary procedures were under review to give crossbenchers more say in which debates were prioritised.
"We make up nine members in total, which is almost 10 per cent of the parliament," he said.
"It's just a dog fight between the government and the opposition and it's really fruitless."
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