Volunteering comes in many guises. Some volunteers are visible because of their uniform, whilst many others work quietly behind the scenes and are not necessarily acknowledged. It is the wide range of contributions provided by volunteers that make our communities strong and vibrant places to live. The volunteers in uniforms often work in dangerous or…
Member for Warren-Blackwood
Spokesperson for Treasury; Energy; Aboriginal Affairs; Corrective Services; Finance
Terry’s family farming and small business links to the South West and Great Southern stretch back generations
Terry began his career in country WA after graduating in Agricultural Science from the University of Western Australia. Prior to entering politics, he was the Principal of the WA College of Agriculture in Denmark and owner of a local small business with his wife Marie.
First elected to Parliament in 2005 as Member for Stirling, Terry has been a staunch defender of regional interests, championing improved services and infrastructure for people who live and work in country WA.
At the 2013 State election boundary changes created the electorate of Warren-Blackwood, which Terry successfully contested, with local communities embracing Royalties for Regions.
Terry was leader of The Nationals WA from November 2013 to August 2016 and has held a number of Ministerial positions including Agriculture and Food, Forestry, Water, Corrective Services, Training and Workforce Development, Lands and Regional Development.
Terry is extremely proud of the positive impact Royalties for Regions has made across regional WA. In his own electorate the Augusta Boat Harbour, Busselton-Margaret River regional airport, a range of health and aged care facilities and the establishment of the Southern Forest Food Council are significant projects that would not have been developed without Royalties for Regions investment.
Large infrastructure projects, town revitalisations, agricultural developments and small grants to volunteer organisations combine to make this region vibrant and a great place to live.