Candidate for the Mining & Pastoral Region
Mark Young is a small business owner based in one of WA’s tourism meccas – Coral Bay – which gets 350,000 visitors a year. His background as a farmer and business operator in the Wheatbelt for almost 25 years means he has a strong understanding about what makes regional economies tick.
Among his highest priorities is protecting the Ningaloo coastline, which is one of the biggest tourist attractions between Kalbarri and Exmouth and is estimated to be worth $110 million to the WA tourism sector. He is also passionate about improving policing in the Gascoyne, providing workers and emergency services personnel accommodation, and investing in ageing infrastructure in the region, particularly with the uptick in domestic tourism.
Mark is President of the Coral Bay Sports and Recreation Club and a member of the Coral Bay Progress Association. He has previously held a number of positions with local sport and recreation clubs including president of the Beverley football, cricket and golf clubs and director of the Avon Football Association.
Outside work, Mark is one of two Justices of the Peace in Coral Bay. He lives with wife Margaret and three kids Peter, Sam and Catherine.