Minister For Local Government (Western Australia)
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Minister For Local Government Western Australia

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 David Templeman 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]

Order Minister Party Premier Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 David Brand   Liberal McLarty Minister for Local Government 7 October 1949 (1949-10-07) 6 April 1950 (1950-04-06) 181 days
2 Victor Doney   Country 6 April 1950 (1950-04-06) 23 February 1953 (1953-02-23) 2 years, 323 days
3 Gilbert Fraser   Labor Hawke 23 February 1953 (1953-02-23) 1 November 1958 (1958-11-01) 5 years, 251 days
4 Frank Wise MLC   1 November 1958 (1958-11-01) 2 April 1959 (1959-04-02) 152 days
5 Leslie Logan MLC   Country Brand 2 April 1959 (1959-04-02) 3 March 1971 (1971-03-03) 11 years, 335 days
6 Claude Stubbs MLC   Labor Tonkin 3 March 1971 (1971-03-03) 8 April 1974 (1974-04-08) 3 years, 36 days
7 Cyril Rushton   Liberal C. Court 8 April 1974 (1974-04-08) 25 August 1978 (1978-08-25) 4 years, 139 days
8 June Craig   25 August 1978 (1978-08-25) 25 January 1982 (1982-01-25) 4 years, 184 days
  O'Connor 25 January 1982 (1982-01-25) 25 February 1983 (1983-02-25)
9 Jeff Carr   Labor Burke 25 February 1983 (1983-02-25) 25 February 1988 (1988-02-25) 6 years, 3 days
  Dowding 25 February 1988 (1988-02-25) 28 February 1989 (1989-02-28)
10 Kay Hallahan MLC   28 February 1989 (1989-02-28) 12 February 1990 (1990-02-12) 349 days
11 Gordon Hill   Lawrence 12 February 1990 (1990-02-12) 5 February 1991 (1991-02-05) 358 days
12 David Smith   5 February 1991 (1991-02-05) 16 February 1993 (1993-02-16) 2 years, 11 days
13 Paul Omodei   Liberal R. Court 16 February 1993 (1993-02-16) 16 February 2001 (2001-02-16) 8 years, 0 days
14 Michelle Roberts   Labor Gallop 16 February 2001 (2001-02-16) 1 July 2001 (2001-07-01) 135 days
15 Tom Stephens MLC   1 July 2001 (2001-07-01) 16 September 2004 (2004-09-16) 3 years, 77 days
16 Ljiljanna Ravlich   21 September 2004 (2004-09-21) 10 March 2005 (2005-03-10) 170 days
17 John Bowler   10 March 2005 (2005-03-10) 25 January 2006 (2006-01-25) 330 days
  Carpenter 25 January 2006 (2006-01-25) 3 February 2006 (2006-02-03)
18 Jon Ford MLC   3 February 2006 (2006-02-03) 13 December 2006 (2006-12-13) 313 days
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John Bowler   13 December 2006 (2006-12-13) 2 March 2007 (2007-03-02) 79 days
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Ljiljanna Ravlich MLC   2 March 2007 (2007-03-02) 23 September 2008 (2008-09-23) 1 year, 205 days
19 John Castrilli   Liberal Barnett 23 September 2008 (2008-09-23) 21 March 2013 (2013-03-21) 4 years, 179 days
20 Tony Simpson   21 March 2013 (2013-03-21) 20 September 2016 (2016-09-20) 3 years, 183 days
21 Paul Miles   22 September 2016 (2016-09-22) 17 March 2017 (2017-03-17) 176 days
22 David Templeman   Labor McGowan 17 March 2017 (2017-03-17) 6 September 2018 1 year, 173 days

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.

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