Success and Leadership
Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA Premier; Minister for State Development; Science
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Since becoming Western Australia's 29th Premier on September 6, 2008, Colin Barnett has built a reputation as a strong advocate for Western Australia, for decisive leadership and promoting the economic and social development of the State.
As State Development Minister, Mr Barnett is committed to attracting investment and assisting the development of major projects based around Western Australia's natural advantages in mining, petroleum and agriculture. Large scale infrastructure projects in the City of Perth have also been progressed under his leadership, including sinking the railway line that divides the CBD, a city waterfront development on the banks of the Swan River (Elizabeth Quay) and a new world-class sports stadium at Burswood.
Since 2013, he has also been Minister for Science, in recognition of the central role that scientific innovation will take in the future of the State's development, particularly in mining, agriculture, astronomy and the environment.
Mr Barnett has been the Liberal Member for Cottesloe since 1990 and has been Deputy Leader or Leader of the Liberal Party in every State election since 1993.
He holds an Honours and Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Western Australia.