Minister for Local Government (Western Australia)

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The Minister for Local Government is a position in the Cabinet of Western Australia, first created in 1949 during the McLarty–Watts Ministry. The minister, who may also hold other portfolios, is responsible for the relationships between the state government and the local government areas of Western Australia, often facilitated through the WA Local Government Association (WALGA). The current Minister for Local Government is John Carey of the Labor Party, who holds the position as a member of the McGowan Ministry.

List of Ministers for Local Government

22 people have been appointed as Minister for Local Government in Western Australia, with Leslie Logan's 11 years and 335 days the longest time period in the position. From the early 1950s through to the 1980s, the Minister for Local Government was generally also the Minister for Town Planning, although the portfolios were always created separately. [1] In the table below, members of the Legislative Council are designated "MLC". All others were members of the Legislative Assembly at the time of their service. In Western Australia, serving ministers are entitled to be styled "The Honourable", and may retain the style after three years' service in the ministry. [2]

OrderMinisterPartyPremierTitleTerm startTerm endTerm in office
1 David Brand   Liberal McLarty Minister for Local Government7 October 19496 April 1950181 days
2 Victor Doney   Country 6 April 195023 February 19532 years, 323 days
3 Gilbert Fraser   Labor Hawke 23 February 19531 November 19585 years, 251 days
4 Frank Wise MLC 1 November 19582 April 1959152 days
5 Leslie Logan MLC  Country Brand 2 April 19593 March 197111 years, 335 days
6 Claude Stubbs MLC  Labor Tonkin 3 March 19718 April 19743 years, 36 days
7 Cyril Rushton   Liberal C. Court 8 April 197425 August 19784 years, 139 days
8 June Craig  25 August 197825 January 19824 years, 184 days
  O'Connor 25 January 198225 February 1983
9 Jeff Carr   Labor Burke 25 February 198325 February 19886 years, 3 days
  Dowding 25 February 198828 February 1989
10 Kay Hallahan MLC 28 February 198912 February 1990349 days
11 Gordon Hill   Lawrence 12 February 19905 February 1991358 days
12 David Smith  5 February 199116 February 19932 years, 11 days
13 Paul Omodei   Liberal R. Court 16 February 199316 February 20018 years, 0 days
14 Michelle Roberts   Labor Gallop 16 February 20011 July 2001135 days
15 Tom Stephens MLC 1 July 200116 September 20043 years, 77 days
16 Ljiljanna Ravlich  21 September 200410 March 2005170 days
17 John Bowler  10 March 200525 January 2006330 days
  Carpenter 25 January 20063 February 2006
18 Jon Ford MLC 3 February 200613 December 2006313 days

(17)
John Bowler  13 December 20062 March 200779 days

(16)
Ljiljanna Ravlich MLC 2 March 200723 September 20081 year, 205 days
19 John Castrilli   Liberal Barnett 23 September 200821 March 20134 years, 179 days
20 Tony Simpson  21 March 201320 September 20163 years, 183 days
21 Paul Miles  22 September 201617 March 2017176 days
22 David Templeman   Labor McGowan 17 March 2017present4 years, 74 days

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References

  1. Local Government Ministry of Western Australia – Parliamentary Library of Western Australia. Last updated 28 March 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  2. Addressing a Member of Parliament – Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 20 August 2014.