About Garth Hamilton MP
Garth Hamilton is proud to be the Member for Groom.
His father was a concreter, and Garth says some of his happiest memories are as a young boy helping him pour slabs and driveways throughout South East Queensland.
Garth earned a scholarship to Ipswich Grammar School before following his passion for building things, studying engineering at the University of Queensland.
Starting out in the Australian mining industry with BHP, Alcan and Parsons Brinckerhoff, he has since worked on significant projects across the world.
Garth was responsible for delivering major water infrastructure, rail and sporting facilities in Saudi Arabia, Tube stations, an airport terminal in London, and mining projects in Western Australia.
His wife Louise brought Garth back to her hometown of Toowoomba, where they are raising their three children, Adeline, Everard and Claude.
Garth is a committed volunteer, an active Rural Fire Brigade member, and a South Toowoomba Junior Rugby Club coach. He is as passionate about teaching kids sportsmanship as he is about teaching them skills.
The LNP Government has always delivered for this region, including the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, new MRI services, upgraded mobile phone coverage and Inland Rail.
Inland Rail will deliver faster and cheaper freight for farmers while making Toowoomba a freight and logistics hub, bringing significant economic benefits to the region.
While Garth is no longer a kid pushing a wheelbarrow but an accomplished professional, he still “gets excited about building things”. He is committed to rolling his sleeves up and ensuring a bright future for the Toowoomba Region.
As Deputy Chair of the House Economics Committee, Garth uses his worldly experience and passion for better political outcomes to drive sensible policy debate.
Garth is the Toowoomba Region’s strong voice in the Liberal National Coalition, and with the community’s support, he will always fight for the region and its future.