The Hon Mark McArdle MP
Minister for Energy and Water Supply
Member for Caloundra
Caloundra Football Club is proud to have Mark McArdle as our club patron. Mark is an excellent supporter of the club and has been of great assistance with sponsorship and support, preparing grant applications and promotional photo shoots.
Mark McArdle was first elected to Queensland Parliament on 7 February 2004 as the Member for Caloundra.
During his time in Parliament, Minister McArdle has held many central positions including Leader of the Liberal Party and Deputy Leader of the Opposition after the merger between the Liberal and National Parties.
Following the successful election of the Liberal National Party to form Government in Queensland in 2012, the Member for Caloundra was appointed Minister for Energy and Water Supply.
The Minister is extremely passionate about cost of living issues impacting Queenslanders and has initiated vital reform processes in the Energy and Water sectors since taking the portfolio. This includes creating a 30-Year Energy Strategy and a 30-Year Water Strategy in order to provide a sustainable blueprint for the future of Queensland.
The creation of Inter-Departmental Committees for Energy and Water Supply, including an Independent Review Panel for electricity, displays the Minister’s commitment to ensuring a holistic and informed approach to long-term reform.
Minister McArdle is an active local Member and an avid supporter of community groups within his electorate of Caloundra. Prior to entering politics the Minister worked as a solicitor in both the public and private arenas.
He is currently patron of the Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra, Sunshine Coast Disability Group and Caloundra State High School, amongst others. Minister McArdle and his wife, Judy, have lived on the Sunshine Coast for 24 years and have a grown family.