Honourable David Speirs, MP

Honourable David Speirs, MP

Minister for Environment and Water, South Australia

David Speirs was appointed South Australia's Minister for Environment and Water in March 2018. He is also South Australia's Cabinet Secretary.

David represents the coastal electorate of Black in Adelaide's southern suburbs. He first entered the South Australian Parliament in March 2014, having previously served as a City of Marion Councillor and Deputy Mayor between 2010 and 2014.

David obtained a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Adelaide in 2008. Prior to his election to Parliament he held a series of senior policy development positions in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. He was awarded South Australia's Young Community Leader of the Year in the 2012 Young Achievers Awards. He is a National Director of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Australia.

As Minister for Environment and Water, David has led a suite of reforms and exciting policies including creation of Glenthorne National Park; overseeing major coastal protection initiatives; driving ambitious eco‐tourism opportunities; leading an Australian‐first ban on single‐use plastics; development of a climate change strategy for South Australia; and opening the state's reservoirs for recreation.

Born in Galloway, Scotland, David immigrated to South Australia with his parents in 2002.

More information can be found at www.davidspeirs.com.au

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Honourable David Speirs, MP

Minister for Environment and Water, South Australia

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