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.
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.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.
|Order||Minister||Party||Premier||Title||Term start||Term end||Term in office|
|1||David Brand||Liberal||McLarty||Minister for Local Government||7 October 1949||6 April 1950||181 days|
|2||Victor Doney||Country||6 April 1950||23 February 1953||2 years, 323 days|
|3||Gilbert Fraser||Labor||Hawke||23 February 1953||1 November 1958||5 years, 251 days|
|4||Frank Wise MLC||1 November 1958||2 April 1959||152 days|
|5||Leslie Logan MLC||Country||Brand||2 April 1959||3 March 1971||11 years, 335 days|
|6||Claude Stubbs MLC||Labor||Tonkin||3 March 1971||8 April 1974||3 years, 36 days|
|7||Cyril Rushton||Liberal||C. Court||8 April 1974||25 August 1978||4 years, 139 days|
|8||June Craig||25 August 1978||25 January 1982||4 years, 184 days|
|O'Connor||25 January 1982||25 February 1983|
|9||Jeff Carr||Labor||Burke||25 February 1983||25 February 1988||6 years, 3 days|
|Dowding||25 February 1988||28 February 1989|
|10||Kay Hallahan MLC||28 February 1989||12 February 1990||349 days|
|11||Gordon Hill||Lawrence||12 February 1990||5 February 1991||358 days|
|12||David Smith||5 February 1991||16 February 1993||2 years, 11 days|
|13||Paul Omodei||Liberal||R. Court||16 February 1993||16 February 2001||8 years, 0 days|
|14||Michelle Roberts||Labor||Gallop||16 February 2001||1 July 2001||135 days|
|15||Tom Stephens MLC||1 July 2001||16 September 2004||3 years, 77 days|
|16||Ljiljanna Ravlich||21 September 2004||10 March 2005||170 days|
|17||John Bowler||10 March 2005||25 January 2006||330 days|
|Carpenter||25 January 2006||3 February 2006|
|18||Jon Ford MLC||3 February 2006||13 December 2006||313 days|
|John Bowler||13 December 2006||2 March 2007||79 days|
|Ljiljanna Ravlich MLC||2 March 2007||23 September 2008||1 year, 205 days|
|19||John Castrilli||Liberal||Barnett||23 September 2008||21 March 2013||4 years, 179 days|
|20||Tony Simpson||21 March 2013||20 September 2016||3 years, 183 days|
|21||Paul Miles||22 September 2016||17 March 2017||176 days|
|22||David Templeman||Labor||McGowan||17 March 2017||present||4 years, 74 days|
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