The Hon. Brendon Grylls MLA
Minister for Regional Development
The South West Development Commission is responsible to the Minister for Regional Development, the Hon. Brendon Grylls. The Minister has the power to direct the Commission, either generally or with respect to a particular matter, on the exercise and performance of its power, functions and duties under the Act. The Commission must give effect to such directions.
About the Minister
The Hon Brendon Grylls was elected to State Parliament when he won a by-election for the seat of Merredin in 2001 and became the leader of the Nationals WA in July 2005. Following the 2008 election he led the party into a power sharing alliance with the Liberals. In the lead up to the September 2008 election, Mr Grylls and The Nationals WA campaigned on the Royalties for Regions plan which captured the imagination of regional WA and now underpins the Liberal-Nationals alliance in Government.