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


Bringing South Australia's Open Spaces Alive

Building on a strong history and culture of conserving the environment, as well as the South Australian community's love of parks and open spaces, the last 3 years has seen substantial investment in environmental programs that focus on delivering outcomes for both people and nature. South Australia's Minister for Environment and Water, David Speirs MP, will discuss highlights from across the State including nature-based tourism, conservation and rewilding, bushfire recovery and opening up previously off-limit public lands. The Minister will also highlight his reforms that created Green Adelaide and their leadership to have a historic push for Adelaide to become the world's second National Park City. The National Park City initiative will bring nature to the forefront of the hearts and minds of the metropolitan community, creating a more liveable urban area that brings social, economic and environment benefits for all.

Confirmed keynotes include

Andrew Leslie

CEO, Recreation Aotearoa

Katherine Howard

Senior Consultant, Xyst

Sally Hamilton

Director, Environment and Planning, Sydney Olympic Park Authority

Vanessa Miles

Senior Consultant, Psychologist, Transitioning Well

Robert Dalton

Acting CEO, Sport Australia

Tony McCormick

Director, McCormick Associates Design Pty Ltd

Peter Duncan AM

Director, Duncan Advisory Services Pty Ltd

Honourable David Speirs, MP

Minister for Environment and Water, South Australia

Chris Nunes, CPRE

Director of Parks and Recreation, The Woodlands Township, Texas

Registration & Booking

Key Dates

Registration flat fee

Until 8 September

Program Launch

Mid June

PLA 2021

12-15 September

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