Electorates 2016 election

Updated 27 Apr 2016

ACT Legislative Assembly Electorates for 2016 election

After the 2012 election and following legislation enacted by the Assembly in August 2014 to increase the size of the Assembly to 25 Members, changes were made to the electorate boundaries for the 2016 election. For the first time, the ACT has been divided into 5 electorates each returning 5 Members to the Legislative Assembly.

The electorate for the 2016 ACT Legislative Assembly election are:

Brindabella

2016 ACT electorates image - BrindabellaFor the 2016 ACT Legislative Assembly election, Brindabella is a five member electorate comprising the district of Tuggeranong (excluding the suburb of Kambah and that portion of Tuggeranong District adjacent to Kambah to the west of Athllon Drive), and the districts of Booth, Cotter River, Paddy's River, Rendezvous Creek, Tennent and Mount Clear.

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

2016 ACT electorates image - GinninderraFor the 2016 ACT Legislative Assembly election, Ginninderra is a five member electorate comprising the district of Belconnen  (excluding the suburbs of Evatt, Giralang, Kaleen, Lawson and McKellar and that portion of Belconnen District adjacent to the Barton Highway).

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.

Kurrajong

2016 ACT electorates image - KurrajongFor the 2016 ACT Legislative Assembly election, Kurrajong is a five member electorate comprising the districts of Canberra Central, Jerrabomberra (including the suburb of Hume), Kowen and Majura.

The name "Kurrajong" is derived from an Aboriginal word for the tree Brachychiton populneus - Kurrajong tree. Kurrajong Hill was the name used by early settlers for Capital Hill, the site of the Australian Parliament House.

Murrumbidgee

2016 ACT electorates image - MurrumbidgeeFor the 2016 ACT Legislative Assembly election, Murrumbidgee is a five member electorate comprising the districts of Molonglo Valley, Weston Creek, Woden Valley, Coree (including the village of Uriarra) and Stromlo, the Tuggeranong suburb of Kambah, and that portion of Tuggeranong District adjacent to Kambah to the west of Athllon Drive.

The name "Murrumbidgee" is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "big water". It is the name of the river that flows through the electorate.

Yerrabi

2016 ACT electorates image - YerrabiFor the 2016 ACT Legislative Assembly election, Yerrabi is a five member electorate comprising the districts of Gungahlin and Hall, the Belconnen suburbs of Evatt, Giralang, Kaleen, Lawson and McKellar and that portion of Belconnen District adjacent to the Barton Highway.

The name "Yerrabi" is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "go", "walk" and "to leave". Yerrabi pond is one of the major water features of the Gungahlin District.