Mackenroth to fox out cladding

Published Thursday, 24 August, 2017 at 10:27 AM

Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport
The Honourable Mick de Brenni

The Palaszczuk Government has appointed former Deputy Premier and Treasurer Terry Mackenroth as honorary chair of the taskforce charged with assessing non-conforming cladding.

Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said Mr Mackenroth would lend immense experience to Queensland’s nation leading push to combat non-conforming products like cladding.

“I am pleased to have someone of Terry’s calibre agree to oversee governance of the Audit Taskforce,” Mr de Brenni said.

“Terry has a wealth of experience. He was the Police and Emergency Services Minister at the creation of the modern Queensland Fire and Emergency Service during the Goss Government.

“He has been Minister for Housing, Local Government and Planning, and of course Treasurer and Deputy Premier of Queensland.

“Terry’s insights and leadership will be invaluable to this response, and I thank him for volunteering his time and skills to this important task.

“I am grateful to the Premier for accepting my recommendation that Mr Mackenroth be appointed and I am pleased that Terry has agreed to take up this important voluntary, unpaid role as a continued service to the state he has served so well.

“Yesterday Mr Mackenroth began his work by meeting with the Audit Taskforce and the Interdepartmental Committee on Cladding.

“He will convene the agencies each week and report to me on the progress of the Taskforce.

“Queenslanders should be assured that the Palaszczuk Government is going to every effort to get ahead of these potentially dangerous products and stay ahead.”

The Palaszczuk Government’s landmark and nation-leading Non-Conforming Product Chain of Responsibility laws are expected to be debated today (August 24).


The Hon. Terry Mackenroth
Deputy Premier of Queensland from November 2000 to July 2005 when he retired from Parliament after nearly 28 years of service to the State of Queensland. During his three decades in politics he served in a number of other senior Cabinet posts including:

Police and Emergency Services
Housing Local Government and Planning
Communication and Information
Regional and Rural Communities

After leaving Parliament he has continued to be involved in delivering services to the State of Queensland including:

2006 Member Cyclone Larry Operation Recovery Taskforce
2006 Chairman Cyclone Larry Appeal
2007 Commissioner Local Government Reform Commission
2013 Chairman Queensland Floods Appeal

Established a successful commercial career across a number of sectors including:

Director Queensland Rugby League - Dec. 2006 to present (sport)
Director Strategic Development, Springfield Land Corporation - March 2015 to present (Development)

Trustee Q Super - April 2016 to present (Superannuation)

Director Devine Ltd. - Sept. 2005 to Nov. 2015 (Construction and Development)
Director Australian Rugby League - Dec. 2008 to Feb. 2012 (Sport)
Chairman Gold Coast Motor Events Company (Indy) - Nov. 2005 to Nov. 2009 (Motor Sport)
Director then Chairman Lenard's Holdings Pty Ltd - June 2007 to Dec. 2013 (Retail and Wholesale)

Terry Has been awarded honorary membership of the following organisations:

The Finance and Treasury Association Limited
The Planning Institute Of Australia
The Local Government Managers of Australia.



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