Minister for Planning
Mick Gentleman was born in Canberra and raised his three children in Tuggeranong where he continues to have strong ties to the local community.
Mick re-entered the Legislative assembly in 2012 and was the Government Whip and Chair of the Legislative Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services.
Before re-entering the Legislative Assembly he worked in the private sector as the Executive Director of the Motor Trades Association ACT and has previously held many different occupations from Postie to Protective Service Officer.
Following the introduction of new ministerial portfolios in 2014, Mick became the sixth ACT minister in Cabinet. He is currently Minister for Planning; Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations; Children and Young People; and Ageing.
Mick has consistently worked in the local community to bring change. This can be shown by his board positions including President of the Tuggeranong Arts Centre and board member of the Canberra Men’s Centre. He has also been involved in the White Ribbon Foundation for many years and works hard to bring awareness and action to stop violence against women.
Mick Gentleman is committed to Canberra, its community and its environment. His previous work in the assembly includes the introduction of the very successful Solar Feed-In-Tariff among other achievements. He wants to see improvements in community services for Canberrans including improved traffic conditions, closer emergency and health services for the Lanyon Valley and the Tuggeranong community.
Mick has a vision for a vibrant and sustainable Canberra where all can enjoy the benefits that a great place like Canberra has to offer.