Electoral region of South Metropolitan

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

Applecross, Cockburn, Fremantle, Jandakot, Melville, Peel, Riverton, Rockingham, South Perth, Victoria Park (10)

195,574 21.51% 590 km2 (230 sq mi)
28 November 1994[2] 22 May 1997 – 22 May 2005

Alfred Cove, Cockburn, Fremantle, Murdoch, Peel, Riverton, Rockingham, South Perth, Victoria Park, Electoral district of Willagee (10)

221,337 21.61% 590 km2 (230 sq mi)
4 August 2003[3] 22 May 2005 – 22 May 2009

Alfred Cove, Cockburn, Fremantle, Murdoch, Peel, Riverton, Rockingham, South Perth, Victoria Park, Electoral district of Willagee (10)

263,620 21.69% 577 km2 (223 sq mi)
29 October 2007[4] 22 May 2009 – 22 May 2017

Alfred Cove, Bateman, Cannington, Cockburn, Fremantle, Jandakot, Kwinana, Riverton, Rockingham, South Perth, Southern River, Victoria Park, Warnbro, Willagee (14)

311,583 26.09% 754 km2 (291 sq mi)
27 November 2015[5] 22 May 2017 – 22 May 2021

Baldivis, Bateman, Bicton, Cannington, Cockburn, Fremantle, Jandakot, Kwinana, Riverton, Rockingham, South Perth, Southern River, Victoria Park, Warnbro, Willagee (15)

409,325 25.69% 753 km2 (291 sq mi)

RepresentationEdit

Distribution of seatsEdit

MembersEdit

Since its creation, the electorate has had 16 members. Four of the members elected in 1989 had previously been members of the Legislative Council—Clive Griffiths and Phillip Pendal (both South Central Metropolitan), John Halden (North Metropolitan) and Garry Kelly (South Metropolitan).

Members for South Metropolitan Region
Year Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party
1989   Cheryl Davenport Labor   John Halden Labor   Garry Kelly Labor   Phillip Pendal Liberal   Clive Griffiths Liberal  
1993   Diane Airey Liberal
1993   Jim Scott Greens   Barbara Scott Liberal
1996   Simon O'Brien Liberal
2000   Graham Giffard Labor
2001   Kate Doust Labor   Sue Ellery Labor
2005   Lynn MacLaren Greens
2005   Sheila Mills Labor
2008   Lynn MacLaren Greens   Phil Edman Liberal   Nick Goiran Liberal
2013
2017   Pierre Yang Labor   Aaron Stonehouse Liberal Democratic

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). "South Metropolitan Region Profile". Retrieved 2008-10-22.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) (27 November 2017). "South Metropolitan Region". Archived from the original on 20 April 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-20.