Minister for Regional Development (Western Australia)

  (Redirected from Minister for the North-West)

Minister for Regional Development is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Alannah MacTiernan of the Labor Party. The position was first created in 1977, for the government of Charles Court, and has existed in most governments since then. The minister is responsible for the state government's Department of Regional Development.

Minister for Regional Development
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Incumbent
Alannah MacTiernan MLC

since 17 March 2017 (2017-03-17)
Department of Regional Development
StyleThe Honourable
NominatorPremier of Western Australia
AppointerGovernor of Western Australia
Inaugural holderDes O'Neil
(as Minister for Regional Administration)
Formation10 March 1977 (1977-03-10)
WebsiteMinister Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Prior to the creation of a regional development portfolio, there was a separate minister with responsibility for North-West Australia, called the Minister for North-West. That position has not existed since 1993. Additionally, in the Labor governments of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, either some or all of the regions of Western Australia had specific ministers.

List of regional development ministersEdit

Ordinal Minister(s) Party Office Term start Term end Time in office
1 Des O'Neil   Liberal Minister for Regional Administration 10 March 1977 5 March 1980 2 years, 361 days
2 Ray O'Connor   Liberal 5 March 1980 12 February 1981 344 days
3 Peter Jones   National Country 12 February 1981 25 January 1982 347 days
4 Barry MacKinnon   Liberal 25 January 1982 11 June 1982 137 days
1982–1983: responsibilities held by Minister for Industrial, Commercial, and Regional Development
5 Julian Grill   Labor Minister for Regional Development 25 February 1983 25 February 1986 3 years, 0 days
6 Jeff Carr   Labor 12 May 1986 28 February 1989 2 years, 276 days
7 Gordon Hill   Labor 28 February 1989 19 February 1990 356 days
8 Pam Buchanan   Labor 19 February 1990 20 December 1990 304 days
1990–1995: responsibilities held by other ministers
9 Hendy Cowan   National Minister for Regional Development 10 February 1995 16 February 2001 6 years, 6 days
10 Tom Stephens   Labor 1 July 2001 16 September 2004 3 years, 77 days
11 Kim Chance   Labor 16 September 2004 21 September 2004 9 days
12 Ljiljanna Ravlich   Labor 21 September 2004 10 March 2005 170 days
13 John Bowler   Labor 10 March 2005 3 February 2006 330 days
14 Jon Ford   Labor 3 February 2006 23 September 2008 2 years, 233 days
15 Brendon Grylls   National 23 September 2008 11 December 2013 5 years, 79 days
16 Terry Redman   National 11 December 2013 17 March 2017 3 years, 96 days
17 Alannah MacTiernan   Labor 17 March 2017 incumbent 3 years, 333 days

List of ministers for specific regionsEdit

GascoyneEdit

Term start Term end Minister(s) Party
26 November 1992 16 February 1993 Tom Stephens   Labor
1993–2001: no minister
16 February 2001 16 September 2004 Tom Stephens (again)   Labor
16 September 2004 21 September 2004 Kim Chance   Labor
21 September 2004 10 March 2005 Ljiljanna Ravlich   Labor
10 March 2005 23 September 2008 Jon Ford   Labor

Goldfields-EsperanceEdit

Term start Term end Minister(s) Party
19 February 1990 16 February 1993 Ian Taylor   Labor
1993–2001: no minister
16 February 2001 1 July 2001 Clive Brown   Labor
1 July 2001 27 June 2003 Nick Griffiths   Labor
27 June 2003 16 September 2004 Tom Stephens   Labor
16 September 2004 21 September 2004 Kim Chance   Labor
21 September 2004 10 March 2005 Ljiljanna Ravlich   Labor
10 March 2005 2 March 2007 John Bowler   Labor
2 March 2007 23 September 2008 Ljiljanna Ravlich (again)   Labor

Great SouthernEdit

Term start Term end Minister(s) Party
16 February 2001 10 March 2005 Kim Chance   Labor
10 March 2005 2 March 2007 John Bowler   Labor
2 March 2007 23 September 2008 Kim Chance (again)   Labor

KimberleyEdit

Term start Term end Minister(s) Party
16 February 2001 16 September 2004 Tom Stephens   Labor
16 September 2004 21 September 2004 Kim Chance   Labor
21 September 2004 10 March 2005 Ljiljanna Ravlich   Labor
10 March 2005 23 September 2008 Jon Ford   Labor

Mid-WestEdit

Term start Term end Minister(s) Party
28 February 1989 5 February 1991 Jeff Carr   Labor
5 February 1991 7 September 1992 Gordon Hill   Labor
7 September 1992 26 November 1992 Ian Taylor   Labor
26 November 1992 16 February 1993 Tom Stephens   Labor
1993–2001: no minister
16 February 2001 23 September 2008 Kim Chance   Labor

North-WestEdit

Term start Term end Minister(s) Party
17 May 1919 17 June 1923 Hal Colebatch   Nationalist
18 June 1923 15 April 1924 John Ewing   Liberal
1924–1933: no minister
24 April 1933 26 March 1935 Harry Millington   Labor
26 March 1935 15 July 1936 Frank Wise   Labor
1936–1939: no minister
29 March 1939 1 April 1947 Aubrey Coverley   Labor
1 April 1947 24 October 1950 Ross McLarty   Liberal
24 October 1950 3 January 1952 Garnet Wood   Country
17 January 1952 23 February 1953 Ross McLarty (again)   Liberal
23 February 1953 2 April 1959 Harry Strickland   Labor
1959–1971: no minister
12 October 1971 30 May 1973 Herb Graham   Labor
30 May 1973 8 April 1974 Arthur Bickerton   Labor
8 April 1974 5 June 1975 Alan Ridge   Liberal
5 June 1975 5 March 1980 Des O'Neil   Liberal
5 March 1980 12 February 1981 Ray O'Connor   Liberal
12 February 1981 25 January 1982 Peter Jones   National Country
25 January 1982 25 February 1983 Barry MacKinnon   Liberal
25 February 1983 25 July 1986 Julian Grill   Labor
25 July 1986 16 February 1993 Ernie Bridge   Labor

PeelEdit

Term start Term end Minister(s) Party
16 February 2001 27 June 2003 Jim McGinty   Labor
27 June 2003 10 March 2005 Bob Kucera   Labor
10 March 2005 3 February 2006 Mark McGowan   Labor
3 February 2006 9 November 2006 Norm Marlborough   Labor
9 November 2006 13 December 2006 Mark McGowan (again)   Labor
13 December 2006 23 September 2008 David Templeman   Labor

PilbaraEdit

Term start Term end Minister(s) Party
16 February 2001 16 September 2004 Tom Stephens   Labor
16 September 2004 21 September 2004 Kim Chance   Labor
21 September 2004 10 March 2005 Ljiljanna Ravlich   Labor
10 March 2005 23 September 2008 Jon Ford   Labor

South-WestEdit

Term start Term end Minister(s) Party
25 February 1986 28 February 1989 Julian Grill   Labor
28 February 1989 16 February 1993 David Smith   Labor
1993–2001: no minister
16 February 2001 27 June 2003 Jim McGinty   Labor
27 June 2003 10 March 2005 Bob Kucera   Labor
10 March 2005 23 September 2008 Mark McGowan   Labor

WheatbeltEdit

Term start Term end Minister(s) Party
26 November 1992 16 February 1993 Tom Stephens   Labor
1993–2001: no minister
16 February 2001 23 September 2008 Kim Chance   Labor

See alsoEdit

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