Mr Stokes also has responsibility for the new public spaces role, while Attorney-General Mark Speakman will also be the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.
Ms Berejiklian said keeping people out of jail and helping them not reoffend were priorities, while regional youth and mental health were key areas of concern.
«I’m extremely uncomfortable with the high rates of suicide across the state,» the Premier said.
«Also in the areas of family and community services, I want to make sure we pay greater attention to juveniles. When young people have challenges we need to be more sympathetic and empathetic.
«I want to reduce the rates of recidivism, I want to see less people reoffending but less people going to jail and you can do that if you provide more compassion and support for families.»
For the first time, energy and environment will be the responsibility of one Minister, Matt Kean.
«We have two priorities when it comes to energy and environment. Firstly [that] we secure our energy going forward, making sure the lights stay on, but secondly that we keep pressure downwards on household budgets,» Ms Berejiklian said.
Ms Berejiklian has one fewer female MPs in cabinet but said she was happy that many women had been promoted from backbench positions.
«I am really excited about what the future means for all members of Parliament, including women, and if you look at parliamentary secretaries, half of them are women,» she said.
«If you look at the new members we have elected to Parliament in the Liberal Party, we elected six new members and three of them are women.
«I said to myself, of the new people elected to Parliament I wanted to have a target of 50 per cent being women …and I am thrilled because we have actually reached our target.»
Jonathan O’Dea will be Speaker, and Ms Berejiklian said she had spoken to him about improving the standards of Parliament.
«We are a modern, progressive state and I want our government to reflect that,» she said.
The Premier also said there would be some «bold decisions and bold announcements» to come involving the public service, which will see fewer secretaries, departments and agencies.
Ms Berejiklian says the new position of Customer Service Minister, which has gone to Victor Dominello, will be integral as the government’s «one-stop shop» Services NSW expands.
Also promoted to cabinet is Gareth Ward, who is legally blind, and the first person with a disability to be appointed disability minister in NSW.
«Growing up I was told because of my disability that I wouldn’t amount to much. This just proves you can be anything you want to be in this state,» Mr Ward said.
David Elliott becomes Police Minister, Anthony Roberts moves to Corrections and Counter-Tourism and Nationals deputy leader in the upper house, Sarah Mitchell, is Education Minister.
John Sidoti and Geoff Lee are new additions to cabinet, along with Nationals MP Bronnie Taylor and Kevin Anderson.
Alexandra Smith is the State Political Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald.