About Burswood Park

Burswood Park Board

The Burswood Park Board is a statutory authority of the Government of Western Australia, responsible for the control and management of Burswood Park.

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Our Board

Burswood Park is governed by a five-member Board, which reports to the Minister for Racing and Gaming, Hon. Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Current members of the Board are:

John McGrath (President)
Former Member of Parliament
Nominated by the Minister for Racing and Gaming

John Van Der Wielen
Crown Perth Chair, Crown Perth
Nominated by Burswood Resort (Management) Limited

Bronwyn Ife
Councillor, Town of Victoria Park
Nominated by Town of Victoria Park

Peter King
Independent Member 
Nominated by the Minister for Environment

Chris Melsom
Independent Member, RAIA Registered Architect, PI Registered Planner, Fellow
Nominated by the Minister for Racing and Gaming

Our Executive and staff

Burswood Park has an administrative and operational staff team of thirteen, headed by Chief Executive, Claire Wright.

Specialist contractors are also engaged to maintain the facilities and parklands to an exceptionally high standard.

Our organisational chart can be viewed here.