Paul Llewellyn was born in 1957. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Murdoch University in 1977, and a Masters of Science in Natural Resource Management and Policy from the University of Western Australia in 1984.
Paul worked as an environmental planning and management consultant, a builder and wind energy planner. He has lived and worked in and around the South West for more than 30 years and is well known for bringing a fresh energy to key issues such as native forest conservation, plantation industry development, and sensible regional planning.
Paul entered the Legislative Council as a member for the South West region, replacing Dr Chrissy Sharp who decided not to recontest the seat at the 2005 election. During his term, he took a leading role in climate, energy and water initiatives. He introduced a range of legislative initiatives into the Parliament, including legislation for renewable energy targets, water conservation targets, solar hot water systems, and emissions controls for power stations. His motion for a gross feed in tariff for renewable energy technologies was passed unanimously through the upper house in 2009.
He was a Member of the Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs from 2005 to 2009.
For many years Paul was a Greens spokesperson on important issues such as native forest conservation, plantation industry development, mineral sand mining in national parks, putting woodchips on rail in the Albany region, promoting renewable energy, and sensible regional planning urban development.
He was not re-elected at the 2008 election. After retiring from parliament, Llewellyn became a director of green power companies Mt Barker Power Company and Denmark Community Windfarm Limited.