ACT Legislative Assembly Electoral Boundaries - Proposed Redistribution Announced

Published 11 Jul 2003

The ACT Redistribution Committee has proposed that the ACT's Legislative Assembly electoral boundaries should remain unchanged for the 2004 election, the ACT Electoral Commissioner Phillip Green said today.

Members of the public have 28 days in which to object to the Redistribution Committee's proposal. Objections in writing may be made to the ACT Electoral Commission up to 8 August 2003.

The current electorates are as follows:

BRINDABELLA, 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;

GINNINDERRA, a five member electorate comprising the districts of Belconnen and Hall (including the entire village of Hall) and the Gungahlin suburb of Nicholls; and

MOLONGLO, 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.

A map of the proposed boundaries is available.

A notice inviting public objections and including a map of the proposed electorates is being published in the Canberra Times today, 11 July 2003, and in next week's Chronicle and Valley Voice. The Committee's reasons for its proposal and copies of public suggestions and comments made to the Committee are available from the ACT Electoral Commission's office at 48-56 Allara St, Civic, and from its website here.

The Redistribution Committee consists of the Electoral Commissioner, Phillip Green; the acting ACT Planning and Land Authority, Colin Adrian; the Commissioner for Surveys, David Dobson; and the Regional Director, ACT Office, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Tracy Stewart.

Objections to the Redistribution Committee's proposal will be considered by the augmented ACT Electoral Commission, chaired by Mr Graham Glenn.

Phillip Green
Electoral Commissioner