The Premier, Honourable Roger Cook MLA, is the responsible Minister for Infrastructure WA.
With oversight of the key portfolios of State and Industry Development, Jobs and Trade; Public Sector Management; and Federal-State Relations, Roger has been a member of the Legislative Assembly since 2008, representing the seat of Kwinana.
The Premier oversees the Government's ongoing role with Infrastructure WA, including providing responses to State Infrastructure Strategies as they are completed and then preparing annual State Infrastructure Programmes that will provide an overview of significant infrastructure investments, needs and priorities over a 10-year period.
Infrastructure WA was established as a key election commitment under the McGowan Government's Plan for Jobs, which focuses on the long term needs of Western Australians to create a stronger State and increase job opportunities. In Infrastructure WA, there is immense potential for a new approach to infrastructure planning that will provide greater certainty for industry and maximise the value of public investment in infrastructure and support a strong economy and jobs.
Mr Cooke is passionate about Aboriginal issues and served as the Chief Executive Officer of a number of Aboriginal Land Councils, along with a communications role assisting industry and government to reach agreement with Aboriginal Native Title groups. He was previously the National President of Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation.