Electorates 2001 and 2004 elections

Updated 6 Jan 2015

ACT electorates for 2001 and 2004 electionsAfter the 1998 election, changes were made to the electorate boundaries that had been in place since the 1995 election. There was no change to the boundaries between the 2001 and 2004 elections.

The electorate names of Brindabella, Ginninderra and Molonglo were retained, as were the number of Members to be elected from each electorate: five (5) Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory to be elected from each of Brindabella and Ginninderra and seven (7) Members from Molonglo, making the 17 Members in the Assembly.

The major change to boundaries involved transferring the suburb of Nicholls from Molonglo to Ginninderra. Other minor changes were made to include the entire village of Hall in Ginninderra and the entire suburb of Hume in Molonglo.

Brindabella

Brindabella for 2001 and 2004 electionsAt the 2001 and 2004 ACT Legislative Assembly elections, Brindabella was a five member electorate comprising the district of Tuggeranong (excluding the suburb of Hume), the Woden Valley suburbs of Chifley, Pearce and Torrens and the southern remainder of the ACT.

The name "Brindabella" is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "two kangaroo rats". For generations of Canberrans, Brindabella is the name associated with the mountain range which dominates the southern horizon of Canberra City.

Ginninderra

Ginninderra for 2001 and 2004 electionsAt the 2001 and 2004 ACT Legislative Assembly elections, Ginninderra was a five member electorate comprising the districts of Belconnen and Hall (including the entire Village of Hall) and the Gungahlin suburb of Nicholls.

The name "Ginninderra" is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "sparkling like the stars". It is the name given to the creek that flows through the middle of Belconnen, which was dammed to form Lake Ginninderra, the lake on which the Belconnen Town Centre is sited.

Molonglo

Ginninderra for 2001 and 2004 electionsAt the 2001 and 2004 ACT Legislative Assembly elections, Molonglo was a seven member electorate comprising the districts of Gungahlin (excluding the suburb of Nicholls), Canberra Central, Weston Creek, Woden Valley (excluding the suburbs of Chifley, Pearce and Torrens), Jerrabomberra (including the entire suburb of Hume), Kowen, Majura, and Stromlo.

The name "Molonglo" is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "like the sound of thunder". It is the name of the river that flows through the central electorate, which was dammed to form Lake Burley Griffin, one of the focal points of Canberra and of the central electorate.