Joondalup boundaries redrawn for next election

SUBURBS will be moved into different electorates after this year’s WA Electoral Boundary Review.

The WA Electoral Commission recently released the final boundaries, which will come into effect at the 2017 State Elections.

The changes include renaming the Ocean Reef electorate, currently held by Albert Jacob, to Burns Beach, and ceding Ocean Reef and Mullaloo to the Joondalup electorate.

Joondalup, currently held by Jan Norberger, will cede Craigie and part of Beldon to the Hillarys electorate held by Rob Johnson, with part of Joondalup shifting to Burns Beach.

The latter will also gain Clarkson from the Butler electorate of John Quigley and Neerabup west of Wanneroo Road.

Butler will also cede Banksia Grove, Neerabup, Pinjar, parts of Carabooda, Nowergup and Yanchep east of Wanneroo Road.

Those areas will all become part of the Wanneroo electorate, held by Paul Miles, which will lose Wangara, Gnangara, Jandabup and Mariginiup to West Swan.

Wanneroo will also cede its portions of Landsdale and Madeley to the Girrawheen seat held by Margaret Quirk, which will in turn cede its portion of Warwick to Kingsley, held by Andrea Mitchell.

The commission decided not to proceed with naming electorates after prominent people.

In August, the City of Wanneroo endorsed a submission objecting to renaming Girrawheen ‘Erickson’ after Frederica Erickson, a WA botanist who councillors said had no connection to the local area.

The North Metropolitan Region boundary also changed, ceding Banksia Grove, Gnangara, Jandabup, Mariginiup, Wangara and east Wanneroo to the East Metropolitan Region.

“The commissioners were persuaded, however, not to proceed with a proposal to transfer the district of Mt Lawley to the North Metropolitan Region in a straight swap with the district of Girrawheen,” the commission report said.

“While the commissioners consider that Mt Lawley shares an equal affinity with both regions, they were convinced by the view of some objectors that Girrawheen remains a better fit in the North Metropolitan Region.”

North Metropolitan MLC Peter Katsambanis recently announced that he would not run for a second term in the Upper House. He plans to put his hand up for Liberal Party pre-selection for the Hillarys seat in the Legislative Assembly.

 

WA ELECTORAL BOUNDARY REVIEW DISTRIBUTION (LOCAL SUBURBS)

Burns Beach (was Ocean Reef): Burns Beach, Clarkson, north Currambine, Iluka, north-west Joondalup, Kinross, Mindarie, west Neerabup, Tamala Park.

Butler: Alkimos, Butler, Eglinton, Jindalee, Merriwa, Quinns Rocks, Ridgewood, Two Rocks, west Yanchep.

Carine: Duncraig, Marmion (most).

Girrawheen: Darch, Girrawheen, Landsdale, Madeley, Marangaroo.

Hillarys: Craigie, Hillarys, Kallaroo, Padbury, Sorrento.

Joondalup: Beldon, Connolly, south Currambine, Edgewater, Heathridge, south Joondalup, Mullaloo, Ocean Reef.

Kingsley: Greenwood, Kingsley, Warwick, Woodvale.

Mirrabooka: Alexander Heights, Koondoola.

Wanneroo: Ashby, Carabooda, Carramar, Hocking, east Neerabup, Nowergup, Pearsall, Pinjar, Sinagra, Tapping, Wanneroo (most), east Yanchep.

West Swan: Banksia Grove, Gnangara, Jandabup, Mariginiup, Wangara, east Wanneroo.