|Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
25 November 2006
|Preceded by||Russell Savage|
22 May 1954 |
|Political party||National Party of Australia|
Crisp holds an engineering degree from Ballarat University and was a horticulturist and milk distributor before entering politics. He also served as the Chairman of the Sunraysia Citrus Growers, and was on the board of the Australian Citrus Growers.
Crisp came to prominence as the chairman of the Save the Food Bowl Alliance, a community group opposed to the Bracks government's plans to build a toxic waste dump at Nowingi, in north-west Victoria. He resigned his position as chairman after winning National Party pre-selection for the local seat of Mildura, contesting the seat against the Independent Russell Savage.
Savage had held Mildura since 1996, and had polled more than 50% of the primary vote in the 2002 election. Crisp was able to outpoll Savage 40% to 33% on primary vote and won the seat on preferences, a 25-point swing against the incumbent.
In January 2007 the Labor government abandoned plans to build the Nowingi waste dump after an Environmental Effects Statement recommended against the proposal, as well as acknowledging overwhelming community opposition.
Crisp was the Nationals spokesperson for Public Transport and Major Projects from 2006 until February 2008 when the Nationals and Liberals entered into coalition.
Crisp is married with three children.
In early 2014, Crisp was charged with several firearms offences—including possession of a prohibited firearm and the possession of guns without a licence—after reporting the theft of three guns from his farm in New South Wales. He attended a court hearing in June 2014, and was found not guilty of three charges, with another three charges dismissed. He pleaded guilty to failing to prevent the loss or theft of a firearm, and was placed on a good behaviour bond.
- "Members Information - Peter Crisp (Mildura)". Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
- "Save the Food Bowl Alliance".
- "Victorian Electoral Commission".
- "The Herald Sun - 9 January 2007". AAP. 9 January 2007.
- "Coalition's hold on Victorian Parliament threatened as Mildura MP Peter Crisp faces firearms charges". ABC News. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
- "Peter Crisp, Mildura MP, cleared of most serious fire arms charges in New South Wales court". ABC News. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
|Victorian Legislative Assembly|
|Member for Mildura