Electoral region of North Metropolitan

The electoral region of North Metropolitan is a multi-member electoral region of the Western Australian Legislative Council, located in the north-western and western suburbs of Perth. It was created by the Acts Amendment (Electoral Reform) Act 1987, and became effective on 22 May 1989 with seven members who had been elected at the 1989 state election three months earlier. At the 2008 election, it was decreased to six members.

GeographyEdit

The Region is made up of several complete Legislative Assembly districts, which change at each distribution.

Redistribution Period Electoral districts Electors % of State Area
29 April 1988[1] 22 May 1989 – 22 May 1997

Balcatta, Cottesloe, Dianella, Floreat, Glendalough, Kingsley, Marangaroo, Marmion, Nedlands, Nollamara, Perth, Scarborough, Wanneroo, Whitford (14)

278,499 30.63% 990 km2 (380 sq mi)
28 November 1994[2] 22 May 1997 – 22 May 2005

Carine, Churchlands, Cottesloe, Girrawheen, Hillarys, Innaloo, Joondalup, Kingsley, Maylands, Nedlands, Nollamara, Perth, Wanneroo, Yokine (14)

312,209 30.19% 1,005 km2 (388 sq mi)
4 August 2003[3] 22 May 2005 – 22 May 2009

Balcatta, Carine, Churchlands, Cottesloe, Girrawheen, Hillarys, Joondalup, Kingsley, Maylands, Mindarie, Nedlands, Perth, Wanneroo, Yokine (14)

374,168 30.78% 996 km2 (385 sq mi)
29 October 2007[4] 22 May 2009 – 22 May 2017

Balcatta, Carine, Churchlands, Cottesloe, Girrawheen, Hillarys, Joondalup, Kingsley, Mindarie, Nedlands, Ocean Reef, Perth, Scarborough, Wanneroo (14)

312,578 26.18% 929 km2 (359 sq mi)
27 November 2015[5] 22 May 2017 – 22 May 2021

Balcatta, Burns Beach, Butler, Carine, Churchlands, Cottesloe, Girrawheen, Hillarys, Joondalup, Kingsley, Nedlands, Perth, Scarborough, Wanneroo (14)

391,167 24.55% 872 km2 (337 sq mi)

RepresentationEdit

Distribution of seatsEdit

MembersEdit

Since its creation, the electorate has had 22 members. Five of these members had previously been members of the Legislative Council—Joe Berinson and Sam Piantadosi (both North Central Metropolitan), Graham Edwards and Bob Pike (both North Metropolitan) and Max Evans (Metropolitan).

Members for North Metropolitan Region
Year Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party
1989   Graham Edwards Labor   Sam Piantadosi Labor   Joe Berinson Labor   Reg Davies Liberal   Max Evans Liberal   Bob Pike Liberal   George Cash Liberal
1991   Independent
1993   Ross Lightfoot Liberal
1994   Iain MacLean Liberal
1996   Ed Dermer Labor
1996   Helen Hodgson Democrats   Ken Travers Labor   Giz Watson Greens   Ray Halligan Liberal
2001   Graham Giffard Labor   Alan Cadby Liberal
2004   Independent
2005   Peter Collier Liberal
2008   Carolyn Burton Labor
2008     Liz Behjat Liberal   Michael Mischin Liberal
2013   Ljiljanna Ravlich Labor   Peter Katsambanis Liberal
2015   Martin Pritchard Labor
2016   Laine McDonald Labor
2017   Elise Irwin Liberal
2017   Alannah MacTiernan Labor   Alison Xamon Greens

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Electoral Districts Act 1947-1985 - Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 29 April 1988. p. 1988:1339-1527.
  2. ^ "Electoral Distributions Act 1947 - Division of the State into Six Electoral Regions and 57 Electoral Districts by the Electoral Distribution Commissioners". Western Australia Government Gazette. 28 November 1994. p. 1994:6135-6327.
  3. ^ "Electoral Distributions Act 1947 - Division of the State into Electoral Regions and Districts by the Electoral Distribution Commissioners". Western Australia Government Gazette. 4 August 2003. p. 2003:3475-3566.
  4. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) (29 October 2007). "North Metropolitan Region Profile". Archived from the original on 18 January 2013. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
  5. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) (27 November 2015). "North Metropolitan Region". Archived from the original on 20 April 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-20.