Shadow Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Economic Development; Defence Issues; Innovation and ICT; Science; Leader of Business in the Legislative Assembly
Member for Churchlands
The electorate of Churchlands represents all or parts of the suburbs of Churchlands, City Beach, Floreat, Glendalough, Wembley, Wembley Downs, West Leederville and Woodlands.
Sean is passionate about serving the people of Churchlands and the people of Western Australia.
Sean was first elected as our local Member of Parliament in 2013 and he also served as the Minister for Mines & Petroleum, Finance, and Small Business in the Barnett Government of Western Australia.
Upon his re-election in March 2017, Sean was appointed Shadow Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Economic Development; Defence Issues; Innovation and ICT; Science and Manager of Opposition Business in the Legislative Assembly.
Before Parliament, Sean has been a Senior Army officer who served in Afghanistan, a leadership and management consulting business owner, a Senior School Economics teacher and Head of an Academic Department. Sean knows how to listen carefully, to identify problems, and to take action.
Sean will continue to serve the people of Churchlands with vigour and be a real voice for our community, building on his strong track record of successfully campaigning for local improvements.
Sean was born in Perth, Western Australia, in 1967 and was educated at Aquinas College. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Education, a Master’s Degree of Educational Leadership, a Graduate Diploma of Management, and a Graduate Diploma of Resource Management. He is also a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff College (Canberra).
Sean and his wife Alyson are proud parents of two young children. Sean understands the pressures facing families. He is passionate about youth development and education and he is keen to continue with his efforts to improve our local schools, sports facilities, playgrounds and family friendly community areas.
Sean has a vibrant vision for the future of our area. He is keen to build on his efforts to improve Churchlands so that it continues to be a magnificent place to raise a family, run a small business, and retire.
Sean wants to retain the quiet character of the suburbs in which we live, keeping them safe, while energising the commercial areas in which people visit. He wants to continue his work in seeing local schools upgraded with facilities that match the expectations of local residents. He wants to see our local beaches and recreation areas further improved with family friendly amenities, kiosks and cafes while retaining the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape.
Sean supports a strong local small business sector. He sees great potential for existing shopping centre areas and new opportunities for the Cambridge Street and Grantham Street commercial strips to be further enhanced with bustling cafes, boutique wine bars, restaurants and fashion outlets.
Sean wants to ensure that as people reach retirement they feel confident their local area will provide them with excellent public transport plus medical and support services.
Sean is a strong voice in the Parliament, and in the Liberal National Government of Western Australia. He will continue to fight for government funding to support our local needs, wants and aspirations.
Sean has worked hard for our local area and here are just some of the local achievements:
✔ New high school to be built in our local area
✔ Upgraded facilities at Churchlands Senior High School and local primary schools
✔ City Beach foreshore re-development
✔ Trial of innovative technology for shark mitigation at local beach
✔ Revamped skate park and recreation area at Perry Lakes
✔ Fit-out all local school zones with the 40kmh LED safety speed signs
✔ Suburban infill sewerage projects
✔ Strong community representation on local issues
While Sean continues to advance many of the topics listed above, he is also pushing ahead with a number of other ongoing projects such as:
✔ Local planning for an aging population
✔ Underground power for West Leederville, Wembley and Floreat
✔ Improved public open space and paths around Herdsman Lake
✔ Alleviating traffic congestion around Liege Street and Scarborough Beach Road
✔ Better aligned public transport routes and services
✔ Improved urban planning policies
Sean remains focused on community service. His Australian Honours and Awards include:
- Returned from Active Service Badge
- Australian Army Combat Badge
- Australian Active Service Medal with International Coalition Against Terrorism (ICAT) Clasp
- Afghanistan Campaign Medal
- Australian Defence Force Long Service Medal with 2 x Clasps
- Australian Defence Force Medal
- North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Medal with International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Clasp