Geoff Provest is very much a hands-on MP, recognised for his loud and passionate advocacy for his electorate.
Prior to his election in 2007, 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 has delivered the new $723.3 million state-of-the-art Tweed Valley hospital, and fought for improved rail services, the Pacific Highway upgrade – the largest road infrastructure project in Australia, higher police numbers, and better education facilities for the region.
Geoff has also 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 received numerous awards including the Premier’s Award and Tweed Shire Council Citizen of the Year.
Geoff served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Police and Emergency Services and Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier before becoming Temporary Speaker of the House. In 2019 Geoff became the Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism and Major Events.