Minister for State Development (Western Australia)

Minister for State Development is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Premier Mark McGowan of the Labor Party. The position was first created in 1910, for the government of Frank Wilson, and has existed in most governments since then, including every government after 1939. The minister is responsible for the state government's Department of State Development.

Minister for State Development
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Incumbent
Mark McGowan

since 17 March 2017 (2017-03-17)
Department of State Development
StyleThe Honourable
NominatorPremier of Western Australia
AppointerGovernor of Western Australia
Inaugural holderJames Mitchell
(as Minister for Industries)
Formation16 September 1910
WebsitePremier Mark McGowan
Minister assisting the Minister for State Development
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Incumbent
Alannah MacTiernan MLC

since 17 March 2017 (2017-03-17)
Department of State Development
StyleThe Honourable
NominatorPremier of Western Australia
AppointerGovernor of Western Australia
Inaugural holderJames Mitchell
(as Minister for Industries)
Formation16 September 1910
WebsiteMinister Alannah MacTiernan MLC

List of ministersEdit

Order Minister Party Premier Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 James Mitchell   None Minister for Industries 16 September 1910 7 October 1911
1911–1916: no minister – responsibilities held by other ministers
James Mitchell (again)   Liberal Minister for Industries 27 July 1916 28 June 1917
2 Robert Robinson   Nationalist 28 June 1917 21 June 1919
3 John Scaddan   Country 25 June 1919 22 March 1924
4 William Angwin   Labor 16 April 1924 30 April 1927
1927–1930: no minister – responsibilities held by other ministers
John Scaddan (again)   Nationalist Minister for Industry 24 April 1930 24 April 1933
5 James Kenneally   Labor Minister for Industrial Development 24 April 1933 26 March 1935
1935–1939: no minister – responsibilities held by other ministers
6 Albert Hawke   Labor Minister for Industrial Development 18 April 1939 1 April 1947
7 Arthur Watts   Country 1 April 1947 23 February 1953
Albert Hawke (again)   Labor 23 February 1953 13 May 1954
8 Lionel Kelly   Labor 13 May 1954 19 December 1957
Albert Hawke (again)   Labor 19 December 1957 13 November 1958
9 Frank Wise   Labor 13 November 1958 2 April 1959
10 Charles Court   Liberal Court 2 April 1959 3 March 1971
11 Herb Graham   Labor 3 March 1971 12 October 1971
  Minister for Development and Decentralisation 12 October 1971 30 May 1973
12 Don Taylor   Labor 30 May 1973 8 April 1974
13 Andrew Mensaros   Liberal Minister for Industrial Development 8 April 1974 5 March 1980
14 Peter Jones   National Country Minister for Industrial Development and Commerce
and Minister for Resources Development
5 March 1980 11 June 1982 2 years, 357 days
  Minister for Resources Development 11 June 1982 25 February 1983
15 Barry MacKinnon   Liberal Minister for Industrial, Commercial, and Regional Development
16 Mal Bryce   Labor Minister for Economic Development and Technology 25 February 1983 23 December 1983
  Minister for Industrial Development 23 December 1983 25 February 1986
  Minister for Industry and Technology 25 February 1986 25 February 1988
17 David Parker   Labor Minister for Economic Development and Trade 25 February 1988 28 February 1989
  Minister for Resources Development 28 February 1989 19 February 1990
18 Ian Taylor   Labor Minister for Finance and Economic Development 19 February 1990 20 December 1990
  Minister for State Development 20 December 1990 16 February 1993
19 Colin Barnett   Liberal Barnett Minister for Resources Development 16 February 1993 16 February 2001
20 Clive Brown   Labor Minister for State Development 16 February 2001 3 March 2005
21 Alan Carpenter   Labor 3 March 2005 13 December 2006
22 Eric Ripper   Labor 13 December 2006 23 September 2008
Colin Barnett (again)   Liberal 23 September 2008 31 March 2016
23 Bill Marmion   Liberal 31 March 2016 17 March 2017
24 Mark McGowan   Labor McGowan 17 March 2017 incumbent 3 years, 62 days

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