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HON Terry Redman MLA

Minister for Regional Development; Lands;

Minister assisting the Minister for State Development

Biography

Hon Terry Redman MLA

For The Honourable Terry Redman MLA

Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

Terry Redman first entered State Parliament in February 2005 after successfully contesting the seat of Stirling. After a series of boundary re-alignments he now represents the electorate of Warren-Blackwood, which includes the towns of Denmark, Manjimup, Margaret River and Donnybrook.

Since entering Parliament, Terry has built a solid reputation as a staunch defender of regional interests. Following the election of the Liberal-National government in 2008 Terry was appointed as the Minister for Agriculture and Food; Forestry and Minister Assisting the Minister for Education. Since then he has also held the portfolios of Corrective Services and Housing.

With family links dating back almost 100 years, Terry has strong connections to the South West and Great Southern Regions. His grandparents were among the first settlers to take up land in the Denmark and Cranbrook areas and his parents live and work in the Manjimup Shire. Terry and wife, Marie, continue the tradition of living and working in the Great Southern region, where they have owned and operated a small business and also been partners in a family farming operation.

Terry's father was principal at a number of country schools. As a result, Terry's primary school education was undertaken in many regional centres across the state from the Kimberley to Esperance, including Needilup, Doodlakine, Meckering, Goomalling and Esperance.

Terry was a boarder at Swanleigh Hostel during the years he attended Lockridge Senior High School. He graduated from UWA with a degree in Agricultural Science, Majoring in Animal Production. Following this, he taught at a number of agricultural colleges in Western Australia and spent nine years as principal of Denmark Agricultural College – the youngest principal ever appointed to such an institution in WA.

When he isn't spending cherished time with family, Mr Redman is a fitness enthusiast who enjoys running, golf and tennis.

(As at 21-October-2013)