|Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests|
23 September 2008
|Member of the Western Australian Parliament
26 February 2005
|Preceded by||Tony Dean|
|Mayor of Bunbury|
|Succeeded by||David Smith|
|Born||Giovanni Mario Castrilli
22 November 1950
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
Giovanni "John" Mario Castrilli was born 22 November 1950 in Roccamandolfi in Italy. He has been a Liberal member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly representing the electorate of Bunbury after winning the seat in the 2005 election.
Starting his career in local politics in 1991, Castrilli served as a councillor of the City of Bunbury from 1991 to 1997. Castrilli was then elected as Mayor of Bunbury in 1997 and re-elected in 2001 with a majority of 73.5%.
He immediately became a shadow minister under leader Matt Birney, serving in the Local Government and Regional Development shadow portfolio from March 2005 to May 2005.
After the defeat of the Labor government at the 2008 election, he was appointed to the Barnett Ministry and became Minister for Local Government, in which role he has handled a controversial proposition to amalgamate smaller local councils.
- "Member Profile - Hon. Giovanni (John) Mario Castrilli MLA". Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
- "Inaugural Speech - Mr John Castrilli MLA". Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
- "About John". johncastrilli.com.au. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
- "Western Australia Election 2005 - Bunbury Electorate Profile". ABC News. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
- Thomson, Chris (5 October 2009). "Local government wipeout: Castrilli to cull one-third of councils". WAtoday (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 16 May 2012.
|Western Australian Legislative Assembly|
|Member for Bunbury