Prior to his election, Geoff was the long-term general manager of the Tweed Heads Bowls Club, the largest bowls club in the southern hemisphere.
As an MP, Geoff is focused on the needs of his local community.
He is a strong champion for local issues including the Tweed Hospital, rail services, the Pacific Highway, higher police numbers and education.
Some of his initiatives since being elected include a campaign to deliver cancer treatment services to the Tweed, planning an accommodation support facility for the area’s growing number of young homeless people and securing record amount of funding for the new Tweed Valley Hospital.
Within his community, Geoff has chaired the Regional Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, the Regional Clean-Up Australia Day Committee, Tweed Tourism and Tweed Neighbourhood Watch. The Tweed network now has one of the strongest Neighbourhood Watch Networks in the state, exceeding 800 members. He has also received numerous awards including the Premier’s Award and Tweed Shire Council Citizen of the Year in 2000.
Geoff was elected as Member for Tweed in 2007.
Currently, Geoff is Temporary Speaker of the House of Representatives as well as the Deputy Chair of the Committee on Environment and Planning, and the Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption. He is also the Chair of the Joint Committee on the Office of the Valuer-General and Committee Law and Safety.
GET IN TOUCH
I’m 100% for the communities of the Tweed and always looking to hear from you about what you believe should be top of my agenda.
Drop me a line below and I’ll be in touch.
Geoff Provest MP
Member for Tweed