Who’s Who in 2022, Government Gurus: Steven Miles

Published 2:35am 8 December 2022

Who’s Who in 2022, Government Gurus: Steven Miles
Words by Moreton Daily

Steven Miles, who went to school and still lives in the Moreton Bay Region, is at Queensland’s top table for the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.

As Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development and Infrastructure, the State Member for Murrumba was this year appointed one of the directors of the 2032 Brisbane Olympics Board.

He has been joined by former Olympians, leaders in business and industry, experts in sports administration and members of the International Olympic Committee.

Together they have just under a decade to prepare Brisbane, the South-East and entire state of Queensland for the biggest sporting show on earth.

This includes an Olympic stadium at The Gabba, a huge village at Northshore Hamilton for athletes and venues for 28 sports across the South-East and North Queensland.

It follows two hectic years as Deputy Premier. Mr Miles was one of the leading public figures as Queensland fought the COVID pandemic from early in 2020.

He has also been at the forefront of major projects, such as upgrades to the Bruce Highway and building new roads in the Moreton Bay Region.

Initial plans for the Gateway Motorway and highway to Anzac Ave, North Lakes were criticised for service roads which would see new houses resumed.

Mr Miles has also recently unveiled a master plan to make South Bank Parklands more pedestrian friendly, plans to help the housing crisis, flood-hit buybacks and preparing for the storm season.

About Steven Miles

Steven Miles was raised in the Moreton Bay Region, went to Petrie State School and St Paul’s at Bald Hills and lives in Mango Hill.

He has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Queensland.

His political career began when he tried and failed to win the Federal seat of Ryan in 2010, but soon became a senior policy advisor to the Queensland Treasurer and Deputy Premier on Trade and Economic Development matters.

In February 2015 he entered State Government after winning the seat of Mount Coo-tha, which covered Toowong, Bardon, Auchenflower, Milton, Paddington, Red Hill and Petrie Terrace.

He switched to Murrumba - held by Labor colleague Chris Whiting since 2015 - in the 2017 election.

Mr Whiting switched to the new adjacent electorate of Bancroft and became its first state representative, while Mr Miles kept Murrumba in APL hands and was returned in 2020.

Mr Miles was immediately made Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Reef.

Within months he was moved to Health and Ambulance Services and in 2020 became Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Planning and Local Government.

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