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. 

New Minister looking forward to tackling Sport

Friday, 12 December 2014
 
The first State female Minister for Sport and Recreation, Mia Davies has welcomed the opportunity to take on the portfolio of Sport and Recreation.
 
Ms Davies said sport and recreation played an important role in building resilient and active communities.
 
“Sport and recreation is vital in keeping our communities healthy, particularly in regional areas where local sporting clubs are often the centre for social interaction,” she said.
 
“I am looking forward to working with sporting groups, from grass roots through to the elite, to encourage participation.  I have a particular interest in building the profile and role of women in sport across all levels.
 
“I grew up in a community and family that participated in sport - much like most people living in country Western Australia.
 
“While I am not the elite sports person the previous minister for sport and recreation was, I'm also passionate about the difference that can be made through sport.
 
Ms Davies paid tribute to outgoing minister Terry 'Tuck' Waldron, who acquitted the job with great passion and integrity.
 
“He undoubtedly made an enormous difference to thousands of people, particularly through the groundbreaking KidSport program, which has enabled more than 36,000 individual children to participate, no matter what their financial circumstances,” she said.
 
“I am excited by the opportunity to support the community through sport and recreation and aim to continue to assist State sporting associations, local sporting clubs and local government in delivering quality facilities and programs that support people to be more active.
 
“I look forward to continuing to develop sport and recreation as an integral part of WA.”

The Minister's website

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