Mark Coure has been the Member for Oatley since 2011. Mark lives in Penshurst with his wife Adla, a school teacher, raising their son James, who attends Mortdale Public School and their younger son Sam.

Born and raised in the local area, Mark attended local schools St Joseph’s Oatley and Marist College Penshurst, before studying at Macquarie University.

Before being the Member for Oatley, Mark ran his own successful small business and served on Kogarah City Council for 8 years, advocating strongly for improved local services and infrastructure while fighting against inappropriate overdevelopment.

Since his election, Mark has worked tirelessly to deliver for the local community, including:

  • Over $700 million for the redevelopment of St George Hospital, including a new Emergency Department, Acute Services Building, Birthing Unit, Cancer Care Centre, more nurses and beds, along with an additional 108 car parking spaces.
  • Major upgrades to Oatley and Narwee Train Stations and commuter carparks at Oatley, Beverly Hills, Riverwood and Hurstville.
  • $29 million for a brand new state of the art Hurstville Police Station.
  • Brand new synthetic playing fields at Poulton Park, Connells Point and Peakhurst Park.
  • Upgrades and funding for every single school throughout the electorate, with major works completed at Penshurst Public School and Hurstville Grove Infants School.
  • Protection of the Georges River with the establishment of the Dharawal National Park
  • Easing traffic congestion by rebuilding Allawah Bridge, widening the M5 East, along with secured funding for on and off ramps at Belmore Road, the widening of King Georges Road and the new M8 tunnels.
  • A $4.2 million health training facility at St George TAFE.
  • Providing 10 Return and Earn machines across the St George area that have allowed local residents to deposit over 65 million cans and bottles.

Additionally, Mark is personally involved in many local charity and community groups including Lions clubs, Rotary, Meals on Wheels, AHEPA, CASS, RAIN, Learning Links, CanRevive and 3Bridges. He is also supportive of local sporting groups like the Forest Rangers Football Club, St George Basketball Association, Penshurst West Cricket Club, Peakhurst Amateur Swim Club, Connells Point Netball Club and the Kogarah Cougars Football Club.

In 2015, Mark was appointed as Deputy Whip of the NSW Parliament. In 2016, he was made Chair of the Committee on Environment and Planning and Chair of the Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics.

In 2017, Mark was promoted to Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure, a position he was extremely passionate about.

Following a highly successful 2019 re-election, Mark was promoted to Assistant Speaker in the Legislative Assembly.

In December 2021, Mark was then promoted to Cabinet as Minister for Multiculturalism and Seniors, portfolios which he is deeply passionate about.

With the change of Government in March 2023, Mark was promoted to a senior shadow ministerial portfolio as Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism, Shadow Minister for Jobs, Industry, Innovation, Science and Technology, and Shadow Minister for South-Western Sydney. This builds on his interest in creating jobs, increasing manufacturing and working to see the increase of innovation and technology across all industries in New South Wales.