Mr Gareth James WARD, BA, BCom, MAICD, JP MP
Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Kiama
Member of the Liberal Party
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||26 Mar 2011|| |
|Member for Kiama||26 Mar 2011|| |
|Temporary Speaker||6 May 2011|| |
|Member, Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters||22 Jun 2011|| |
|Member, Legislation Review Committee||23 Feb 2012||23 May 2012||3mths 1day|| |
Mr Ward's speeches in Hansard
Mr Ward's questions published in the Question & Answer Paper
About the Kiama Electorate
Rural. Located within Illawarra Statistical Agricultural Subdivision.
Principal centres: Albion Park, Albion Park Rail, Avoca, Back Forest, Bangalee, Barren Grounds, Barrengarry, Beaumont, Bellawongarah, Berry, Berry Mountain, Bolong, Bomaderry, Bombo, Brogers Creek, Broughton, Broughton Vale, Browns Mountain, Budderoo, Budgong, Budjong Vale, Bundewallah, Burrawang, Calderwood, Cambewarra, Cambewarra Village, Carrington Falls, Coolangatta, Croom, Croom, Curramore, Dunmore, Far Meadow, Fitzroy Falls, Foxground, Gerringong, Gerroa, Glenquarry, Illaroo, Jamberoo, Jaspers Brush, Jerrara, Kangaloon, Kangaloon East, Kangaroo Valley, Kiama, Kiama Downs, Kiama Heights, Knights Hill, Macquarie Pass, Marshall Mount, Meroo Meadow, Minnamurra, Moollattoo, Moss Vale, Mount Murray, North Macquarie, North Nowra, Red Rocks, Robertson, Rose Valley, Saddleback Mountain, Shell Cove, Shoalhaven Heads, Tapitallee, Tongarra, Toolijooa, Tullimbar, Upper Kangaroo River, Upper Kangaroo Valley, Watersleigh, Wattamolla, Werri Beach, Wildes Meadow, Willow Vale, Woodhill, Yellow Rock.
Area: 1,349 sq km.
Population: 65,719. Enrolment: 50,590.
For more detailed information see - http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/state_government_elections/electoral_districts/all_districts_/kiama
Political Party Activity - Joined Shoalhaven Young Liberals in 1997 at age 16.
1998 - 1999 Treasurer, Shoalhaven Young Liberals.
1999 - 2000 Secretary, Shoalhaven Young Liberals.
2000 - 2009 President, Shoalhaven Young Liberals.
2000 - 2005 Secretary, Gillmore FEC of the NSW Liberal Party.
1999 - present Delegate, NSW Liberal Party State Council.
1991 - 2001 Member, Policy Committee of the NSW Young Liberals.
2000 - 2001 Rural and Regional Officer, NSW Young Liberals.
2001 - 2002 Membership Officer, NSW Young Liberals.
2002 - 2003 Political Officer, NSW Young Liberals.
2003 - 2005 Member, State Platform Committee of the NSW Liberal Party.
2005 - present Country Representative, State Executive of the NSw Liberal Party.
2005 - present Member, Rural and Regional Committee of the NSW Liberal Party.
Community Activity - Board Member, Berry Apex 2004 - present.
Patron, Berry Red Cross 2008 - present.
Patron, Shoalhaven Dog Training Association 2008 - present.
Patron, Shoalhaven Jets Football Club.
Organisational Patron, University of Wollongong Liberal Club 2004 - 2011.
State Patron, University of Wollongong Liberal Club 2011 - present.
Patron, Albion Park Show Society 2010 - present.
Patron, Berry Show Society 2011 - present.
Member, Bomaderry Bowling Club.
Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).
Executive Member, NSW Local Government Association 2008 - 2011.
Graduate Member, University of Wollongong Council 2010 - present.
Patron, Kiama U3A 2011 - present.
Patron, Berry Show Society 2011 - present.
Patron, Kiama Regional Wine Show 2011 - present.
Patron, Kiama Jazz Club 2011 - present.
Patron, Nowra Players 2011 - present.
Patron, Links Shell Cove Golf Club 2011 - present.
Patron, Shoalhaven Historical Society 2011 - present.
Patron, Kiama and District Historical Society 2011 - present.
Patron, Shoalhaven Rugby Club 2011 - present.
Harold Ambassador, Life Education New South Wales 2011 - present.
Patron, Robertson Agricultural and Historical Society Inc 2011 - present.
Honorary Patron, Noah's Ark Centre of Shoalhanven Inc 2011 - present.
Patron, Albion Park Women's Hockey Club 2012 - present.
Patron, The Roo Theatre Company 2012 - present.
Secretary, Bipartisan Action Committee for Bravehearts 2012 - present.
Member, Burrawang-Wildes Meadow Progress Association 2012 - present.
Patron, Peterborough Foundation Inc 2012 - present.
Patron, The Links Shell Cove 2012 - present.
Patron, Older Musicians Club of Australia.
Local Government Activity - 2004 - 2012 Councillor, Shoalhaven City Council.
September 2008 to August 2010 Deputy Mayor, Shoalhaven City Council.
Qualifications, Occupations and Interests - Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), University of Wollongong, 2008.
Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Wollongong, 2008.
1999 - 2002 Debating and Public Speaking Coach and Coordinator, NSW Department of Education and Training.
2001 - 2003 Advisor, NSW Senator John Tierney.
2002 - 2004 Director, Wollongong UniCentre.
2003 - 2004 Advisor, Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock.
2008 - 2010 Director, Southern Water Services.
2008 - 2010 Deputy Mayor, Shoalhaven City Council.
Interests include - golf, reading and work, work, work!
Keywords: Acting Speaker
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