Minister for Sport and Recreation
The Minister's role is to ensure that the Department works towards building a stronger, healthier, happier and safer community through sport and recreation.
Working together with the Corporate Executive, the Minister:
- approves grants, funding and major projects
About the Minister
Hon Mia Davies, MLA
Mia Davies was first elected to the State Parliament in 2008 as the Member for the Agricultural Region. In 2013 she made the transition from the Legislative Council to the Legislative Assembly, successfully contesting the electorate of Central Wheatbelt for The Nationals WA.
Since entering Parliament, Mia has taken a keen interest in regional health and education and has served as Deputy Chair of the Rural and Remote Education Advisory Committee and as a member of the Southern Inland Health Initiative. She served on the Legislative Council’s Legislation Committee (2009 – 2012) and was elected to the position of Deputy Leader of Parliamentary National Party in Dec 2013, the first woman to serve in the role in the 100 year history of the Party.
Mia graduated from Murdoch University with a degree in marketing and the media and then loved overseas for two years before returning to Australia and taking on various policy and research roles for the Leader of the Parliamentary National Party, as an executive officer with the Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA and as a consultant.
With family links dating back almost 100 years, Mia has strong connections to the Wheatbelt. Her father’s family were among the first settlers in Yorkrakine and her mother’s family continue to farm in the district of West Arthur. Mia lives in the Avon Valley and remains passionate about the Wheatbelt, its people and future.
Outside her busy working life, Mia places her family and friends at the top of her priorities.