Troy Buswell MLA
Location: Unit 2, 16 Prince St, Busselton
Telephone: 9752 1949
Point of difference
Minister for Housing;Transport.
MLA for Vasse since 2005.
DetailsBorn in Bunbury, Troy Buswell grew up in Busselton and attended the local high school where he graduated as Head Boy in 1983.
He completed a Bachelor of Economics degree at The University of Western Australia, winning the WG Salter Memorial Prize in Economics for the highest aggregate of marks in the final year in 1986.
In 1992, Troy became the director of Villa Carlotta Group, which ran bus tours in the Busselton region. Under his guidance, the business grew into an integrated tourism enterprise incorporating a Busselton accommodation venue, a tour coach line based in Perth and a highly successful tour and travel wholesale/retail operation.
Troy also worked as chairperson of the Cape Naturaliste Tourism Association and represented his community as a councillor with the Shire of Busselton for six years, the last two as Shire President.
The MLA for Vasse since 2005, Troy was appointed Treasurer; Minister for Housing; Commerce; Science and Innovation following the 2008 election, which enabled him to utilise his experience and expertise to manage the State’s finances.
After stepping down from Cabinet in April 2010, Troy continued to serve as the Member for Vasse. He was re-appointed to Cabinet as Minister for Transport and Housing in December 2010.
Troy has shown himself to be a competent minister with a capacity to develop sound policies across his portfolios. He has embraced the challenges and opportunities presented by his ‘new’ Transport portfolio and is driven to implement initiatives which benefit local communities as well as have a positive impact on the future development of the State.
In returning to the Housing portfolio, Troy will continue to have a broad focus of housing affordability across the State.