Born in Launceston, raised in Nunamara and educated at Myrtle Park Primary School, Queechy High School and Deakin University, Peter Gutwein is a proud and passionate Tasmanian.
Peter, his wife Amanda and children Millie and Finn live in the Tamar Valley. The family still maintain strong connections to Bridport and North East Tasmania.
Peter was first elected to the Tasmanian Parliament in the seat of Bass in Northern Tasmania in 2002, was re-elected in 2006, 2010 and again in 2014. He is currently the Treasurer and Minister for Planning and Local Government.
Peter is a qualified Financial Adviser who also holds Post Graduate qualifications in Business Administration. He enjoyed a successful career in financial services working in senior management positions both in Australia and in Europe. Peter also spent two years as an adviser to a senior Federal coalition cabinet Minister during the 1990s.
In his spare time he enjoys reading, movies and spending time with his family. Peter also likes to keep fit by training regularly and is also a qualified black belt instructor in the Korean Martial Art of Tae Kwon Do.
What Is Peter Gutwein Passionate About?
“Like any parent of young children I want to see the brightest future for generations of Tasmanians. I believe all residents of this great State should have access to opportunities which help them to achieve their personal, family and community aspirations. Over the last 3 years of the Hodgman Liberal Government, my colleagues and I have worked tirelessly to get Tasmania back to a financially sustainable position. The focus on fixing our finances now means we can make significant investments in the areas that are most important to Tasmanian’s such as:
- Improving Educational outcomes and increasing educational opportunities
- Increasing Health services through record investments
- Reducing the cost of electricity to households and businesses
- Investing in Jobs Growth
- Increasing Apprentice numbers
We are delivering all of these things and more because as a state we have the financial means to allow us to invest in areas that are the most important for Tasmanians.
What am I passionate about? ……. Ensuring we continue to build on our achievements and make Tasmania the most envied and liveable state in Australia.”
Minister for Planning & Local Government