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Former Member Details

Mr Malcolm Harold BROOKS (1930 - 2020)

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Date of Birth: 16/06/1930
Place of Birth: Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 19/06/2020
Place of Death: New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 17 Nov 1973 02 Apr 1976 2 years 4 months 17 days
Member for Gosford 17 Nov 1973 02 Apr 1976 2 years 4 months 17 days
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. Joined the party in 1960/61. Chairman of government committees, Local Government and Tourism, Planning and Environment 1975 - 1976. Member of New South Wales state executive committee 1969 - 1973. President of the Liberal Party, Gosford branch since 1981.
Community Activity
Member of Gosford Apex Club 1958 - 1970. Foundation Commodore and Commodore of Gosford Aquatic Club 1961 - 1970. Member of Gosford Rotary since 1980, club service director 1983 - 1984, club president 1984 - 1985, Chairman of Gosford Rotary International Friendship Exchange Visits 1989 - present. Chairman of Administration Committee of Lifeline Central Coast 1980 - 1987.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Motor car dealer. Educated at Gosford Primary School 1936 - 1941, Gosford High School 1942 - 1945 to intermediate certificate level. Proprieter of Regal Motors Gosford. President of Motor Traders Association of New South Wales. Member of Motor Traders Association Executive, Chairman of Motor Traders Association, industrial committee, chairman of Retail Motor Industry Federal Industrial Council, Deputy Chairman of the National Retail Motor Industry Training Committee. Former Round Australia rally driver. Trained as a private pilot from 1978 - 1980. Recreational intererests include extensive overseas and Australian travel.
Military Service
Honours Received
Awarded Queens Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977. Officer of Order of Australia (OAM) 2002 for services to the community of Gosford, particularly to local government and the retail motor industry. Centenary Medal.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor of Gosford Shire Council 1971 - 1973 and president 1973 - 1977. Member of Gosford-Wyong Steering Planning Committee 1972 - 1977. Councill of Gosford City Council 1991 from 1991. Mayor of Gosford City Council 2004 - 2005. Chairman of Brisbane Water & Gosford Catchment Management Commitment 1995 - 1997. Chairman of Gosford Coastal Lagoons Planning Committee 1995 - 1997. Chairman of Gosford, East Gosford, Erina and Terrigal central Business Districts Committees from 1997. Arts Centre and Regional Library Committee.
Son of Arthur Brooks and Elizabeth (Bushell) Brooks. Married Patricia Elizabeth Joyce at Campbelltown on 16 October 1954 and had issue, 3 sons.
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