State Member for Yeerongpilly, Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy and Water Supply
Mark is a proud local who lives in Moorooka. On being elected, he made a commitment to locals to work hard to make sure residents’ concerns and ideas are heard and local schools and community groups get the resources they need.
Mark, as part of the Palaszczuk Government, is also committed to tackling unemployment through creating jobs and restoring frontline services where they are needed and ensuring integrity and accountability in government in Queensland.
Mark is a former Councillor for Moorooka Ward on the Brisbane City Council. He served as Chair of the Toohey Forest Management Committee and Chair of the Heritage Advisory Committee, as well serving as Deputy Chair of the Urban Planning Committee and a member of the Transport and Traffic Committee.
Mark is also a qualified high school teacher in history and drama and has worked in transport, gambling, liquor and racing policy for the Queensland state government.
As Minister for Energy and Water Supply, Mark is focused on delivering safe, efficient and affordable electricity and water supplies to Queensland households and businesses.
He is a strong advocate for renewable energy and is focussed on a cleaner, greener energy future for Queensland.
He was sworn in as Queensland’s first ever Minister for Road Safety and is committed to maintaining the safety of all road users on Queensland’s vast, state-controlled road network. He recognises the importance of a robust and reliable road network for all Queenslanders.
Mark recognises the important role Queensland’s ports play in supporting the state’s economy and creating stronger regional economies.
The Minister acknowledges the significance of his portfolio as a jobs generator and the importance of roads, water and energy to business, industry and everyday Queenslanders.