Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

The Hon Keith Pitt MP Biography

Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Hinkler, Queensland, 2013 and 2016.

Ministerial appointments

  • Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister from 18.2.16 to 19.7.16 and from 5.3.18.
  • Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment from 19.7.16 to 20.12.17.

Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Infrastructure and Communications from 4.12.13 to 13.10.15; Privileges and Members' Interests from 4.12.13 to 24.2.16; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 19.10.15 to 11.11.15; Communications and the Arts from 11.11.15 to 2.2.16.
  • Joint Select: Australia Fund Establishment from 23.10.14 to 25.6.15.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 19.10.15 to 2.2.16.
  • House of Representatives Select: Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation from 6.2.18.

Party positions

  • Secretary, LNP Burnett State Electoral Conference 2012.


  • Born 31.8.1969, Bundaberg, Qld.
  • Married.

Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • B. Eng. (Computer and Electrical) (QUT).
  • Electrical fitter mechanic.
  • Electrical engineer, Bundaberg Sugar Ltd.
  • Group safety co-ordinator, Bundaberg Sugar Ltd.
  • Sugar cane farmer.
  • Managing Director, Australian Safety and Training Alliance.


Description: provincial.

Location: southern central Queensland coast; it includes the centres of Bundaberg, Bargara, Burrum Heads, Childers and Hervey Bay.

Area: 3 504 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 100 687 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: sugar, small crops (including tomatoes, avocados and macadamia nuts), rum, fishing, seafood industries and tourism.

State electorates: Hinkler includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Bundaberg, and parts of Burnett, Hervey Bay and Maryborough.