2000 Redistribution of Western Australia - Final Report

Updated: 9 February 2011

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 Section 75

CONTENTS
PART 1 REDISTRIBUTION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA INTO FIFTEEN ELECTORAL DIVISIONS
1.1 Determination made by the Augmented Electoral Commission
1.2 Process followed by the Augmented Electoral Commission
1.3 Reasons for the determination made by the Augmented Electoral Commission
1.4 Statistical summary
1.5 General description of each Electoral Division
Appendix A Composition of the Augmented Electoral Commission
Appendix B List of Objections lodged with the Australian Electoral Commission
Appendix C List of Comments on Objections lodged with the Australian Electoral Commission
Appendix D List of persons who appeared at the public inquiry
Appendix E Guidelines for the naming of Commonwealth Electoral Divisions
Appendix F Redistribution timetable
Appendix G Outline Maps of the boundaries proposed by the Redistribution Committee
PART 2 REPORT OF THE REDISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE – PROPOSED
2.1 Reasons for the proposed redistribution
2.2 Statistical Summary
2.3 General description of the manner in which proposed Electoral Divisions have been constituted
PART 3 ENCLOSURES
Copies of Suggestions to the Redistribution Committee
Comments on Suggestions
Objections to the proposed redistribution
Comments on Objections
Transcript of proceedings at public inquiry into Objections held on 7 August 2000
Composite maps (2) showing the boundaries of the electoral divisions for Western Australia as determined by the augmented Electoral Commission are available by contacting the AEC on 02 6271 4419.

PART 1

1.1 Determination made by the Augmented Electoral Commission

Pursuant to section 73 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (the Act), the augmented Electoral Commission for Western Australia hereby determines that the boundaries and names of the Electoral Divisions into which the State of Western Australia is to be distributed are as shown on the maps certified by the members of the augmented Electoral Commission for Western Australia and lodged in File Number 2000/0984 at the Principal Office of the Australian Electoral Commission in Canberra. These maps are numbered in the following sequence:

  • WA1/2000 Brand
  • WA2/2000 Canning
  • WA3/2000 Cowan
  • WA4/2000 Curtin
  • WA5/2000 Forrest
  • WA6/2000 Fremantle
  • WA7/2000 Hasluck
  • WA8/2000 Kalgoorlie
  • WA9/2000 Moore
  • WA10/2000 O'Connor
  • WA11/2000 Pearce
  • WA12/2000 Perth
  • WA13/2000 Stirling
  • WA14/2000 Swan
  • WA15/2000 Tangney

The determination of the augmented Electoral Commission for Western Australia is that the boundaries and names of the Electoral Divisions in Western Australia are as proposed by the Redistribution Committee for Western Australia, except for the changes described later in this Report.

T R Morling
Chairman
Augmented Electoral Commission for Western Australia

20 November 2000

1.2 Process followed by the Augmented Electoral Commission

  1. Notice of the Redistribution Committee's proposal was published in the Commonwealth Gazette on 26 May 2000. Outline maps of the proposed redistribution by the Redistribution Committee for Western Australia and a notice inviting Objections and Comments on Objections against the proposal were published in The West Australian and The Australian newspapers on 26 May 2000. In addition, the section 68 report was made available for public inspection at all offices of the AEC in Western Australia. Furthermore, the section 68 report, outline maps and suggestions and comments on suggestions were posted to the AEC website, www.aec.gov.au on 26 May 2000
  2. By the deadline of 6pm on Friday 23 June 2000, Objections against the Redistribution Committee's proposal were received from:
    • Mr Robert L Eagle
    • Liberal Party of Australia (WA Division) Inc.
    • Australian Labor Party, Western Australian Branch
    • Mr Bill Stewart
  3. These Objections were made available for public inspection from 9am on 26 June 2000, and are included on the compact disc accompanying this Report.
  4. By the deadline of 6pm on 7 July 2000, Comments on the Objections were received from:
    • Liberal Party of Australia (WA Division) Inc.
    • Australian Labor Party, Western Australian Branch
  5. These Comments on Objections were made available for public inspection from 9am on 10 July 2000, and are included on the compact disc accompanying this Report.
  6. In accordance with section 72(3) of the Act, the augmented Electoral Commission held a public inquiry into Objections on 7 August 2000. The inquiry was advertised in The West Australian and The Weekend Australian newspapers on 22 July 2000. A transcript of the inquiry is included on the compact disc accompanying this Report. Those appearing at the inquiry were:
    • Mr Aaron Barrett, representing the Federal Member for Kalgoorlie
    • Mr Jeremy Buxton, representing the Liberal Party of Australia (WA Division) Inc.
    • Mr John Halden, representing the Australian Labor Party, Western Australian Branch
  7. The augmented Electoral Commission during its deliberations considered all Objections, Comments on Objections and supporting documentation tabled at the inquiry.
  8. In accordance with section 72(10)(b) of the Act, the augmented Electoral Commission issued a public announcement on 14 August 2000 that it had concluded its deliberations on the new boundaries and names of the 15 Divisions for Western Australia.
  9. This report of the augmented Electoral Commission's determination is published in accordance with sections 73 and 74 of the Act.

1.3 Reasons for the determination made by the Augmented Electoral Commission

Consideration of Objections to the Redistribution Committee proposal

Objection of Mr Robert Eagle

  1. This objection proposed substantial changes to the boundaries of the Divisions of Canning, Forrest, Kalgoorlie and O'Connor suggesting that the revised boundaries reflect greater adherence to the criteria for determining boundaries. However, the augmented Electoral Commission determined that the community of interest, communication and travel criteria were better served by the Redistribution Committee's proposal. Further, the objection did not address the potentially substantial changes that would result in the Perth metropolitan area.

Objections of the Liberal Party of Australia (WA Division) Inc.

  1. The first objection of the Liberal Party was to the proposed boundary between the Divisions of Hasluck and Pearce. It suggests reverting to the existing boundary which runs east along Marshall Road, West Swan Road, Middle Swan Road and southward along the railway line with the result that the localities of Caversham, Guildford, Midland, Viveash, Middle Swan (part), Midvale, Bellevue and Hazelmere move from the Division of Pearce to Hasluck. Further, it suggests that the localities of Jane Brook, Stratton, Swan View, Geenmount and Boya be located in the Division of Pearce. The augmented Electoral Commission agreed with the Liberal Party's contention that the community of interest, communication and travel criteria would be better served by this change to the Redistribution Committee's proposal. In addition, fewer electors would be transferred from existing divisions. The Australian Labor Party, in its comments on the objection, also agreed with the content of the Liberal Party's objection.
  2. The second objection of the Liberal Party was to the proposed boundary between the Divisions of Forrest and O'Connor. It suggested that the Shire of Collie be retained in the Division of O'Connor, and that the Shires of Boyup Brook and Denmark be retained in the Division of Forrest. However, the augmented Electoral Commission determined that the Redistribution Committee's proposal was appropriate in terms of community of interest criteria.

Objections of the Australian Labor Party, Western Australian Branch

  1. The first objection of the Australian Labor Party was to the proposed boundaries between the Divisions of Canning, Hasluck and Tangney. It suggested that the part of the locality of Huntingdale proposed for inclusion in the Division of Hasluck be reunited within the Division of Canning; that the part of the City of Canning, being part of the locality of Canning Vale, in the Division of Canning be retained in the Division of Tangney; and that the part of the City of Gosnells, being the locality of Langford, in the Division of Tangney be transferred to the Division of Hasluck. However, the augmented Electoral Commission did not agree with the contention that stronger boundaries and community of interest would result. While it acknowledged that the locality of Huntingdale would be split between two divisions, the augmented Electoral Commission determined that the retention of the locality of Canning Vale within one Division equally serves the community of interest criteria. The other two arms to the objection cannot stand alone, as enrolment tolerances would be exceeded as a result.
  2. The second objection of the Australian Labor Party was to the proposed boundary between the Divisions of Kalgoorlie and O'Connor. It suggested that the Shires of Chapman Valley, Mullewa and Northampton be transferred to the Division of O'Connor on the basis of community of interest with the Shire of Geraldton. However, the augmented Electoral Commission noted that there is a long history of these Shires being included in the Division of Kalgoorlie, and determined that the rationale of the Redistribution Committee, that there is no need to make any change to the boundaries of the Division of Kalgoorlie on this occasion, was satisfactory.

Objection of Mr Bill Stewart

  1. This objection proposed that the locality of Waterman be transferred back to the Division of Stirling from the Division of Moore. The augmented Electoral Commission noted that the locality of Waterman was included in the Division of Moore to satisfy elector number tolerances, and therefore determined that the objection should not be upheld.

Further Change to the Redistribution Committee proposal

  1. Whilst no formal objection was lodged, the augmented Electoral Commission determined that community of interest would be enhanced by a small change to the Redistribution Committee's proposed boundary between the Divisions of Cowan and Perth, by transferring that part of the locality of Beechboro in the Division of Cowan to the Division of Perth.

Correction to the Section 68 Report of the Redistribution Committee

  1. The geographic area for the Divisions of Canning, Hasluck and Pearce as shown in Table 3 of the section 68 report of the Redistribution Committee, released on 26 May 2000, was incorrect. Table 3 of this Report correctly reflects the area of these Divisions as proposed by the Redistribution Committee.
  2. In the section 68 report of the Redistribution Committee, the tables showing how the proposed Divisions of Cowan and Moore were constituted contained a minor error. The table for Cowan shows Joondalup (C) as being transferred to the Division of Moore, and the table for Moore shows Joondalup (C) as being received from the Division of Cowan. Joondalup (C) in each case should have been Wanneroo (C). There were no electors involved in either case. The tables for the Divisions of Cowan and Moore, respectively of this Report correctly reflect the transfer of Wanneroo (C).

Displacement of electors

  1. Under the augmented Electoral Commission's determination, the number of electors that will be transferred to a different Division is 188 891 or 15.95% of the electors of the State at 23 December 1999, the quota date.

Significance of changes to the Redistribution Committee proposal

  1. The augmented Electoral Commission determined that the changes to the Redistribution Committee's proposal were not significant. Consequently, in accordance with section 72(13) of the Act, the augmented Electoral Commission's proposal is not open to further objection and the 2000 Redistribution of Western Australia into 15 Electoral Divisions is now concluded.

Acknowledgements

  1. The augmented Electoral Commission would like to thank all those who participated in the redistribution process, and to acknowledge the administrative support provided by Mr Pat Smyth and Ms Kaye Bartlett of the Australian Electoral Commission.
AUGMENTED ELECTORAL COMMISSION FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA
T R Morling A K Becker D J Trewin A D Moyes H J Houghton D D R Pearson
Chairman Member

20 November 2000

1.4 Statistical summary

TABLE 1 – STATISTICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REDISTRIBUTION
Number of Divisions in WA 14
Number of Electors enrolled in WA as at 23/12/1999 1 184 058
Quota for WA 78 937
Permissible maximum number of electors (+10%) in a Division 86 830
Permissible minimum number of electors ( -10%) in a Division 71 044
TABLE 2 – ENROLMENT PROJECTIONS FOR 31 MARCH 2004
Number of Divisions into which WA is to be distributed 15
Projected number of electors in WA as at 31/03/2004 1 311 002
Average enrolment for WA projected at 31/03/2004 87 400
103.5% of average enrolment projected at 31/03/2004 90 459
96.5% of average enrolment projected at 31/03/2004 84 341
TABLE 3 – STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF DIVISIONS
No. Division Actual Var% (A) Projected Var% (P) Area (sq km)
1 Brand 74 528 -5.59 88 665 1.45 429.51
2 Canning 72 045 -8.73 86 896 -0.58 4 174.42
3 Cowan 77 235 -2.16 88 638 1.42 195.28
4 Curtin 83 424 5.68 85 898 -1.72 89.48
5 Forrest 79 009 0.09 90 070 3.05 21 142.62
6 Fremantle 78 079 -1.09 86 479 -1.05 199.33
7 Hasluck 78 596 -0.43 86 772 -0.72 226.99
8 Kalgoorlie 82 701 4.77 89 775 2.72 2 295 354.21
9 Moore 72 538 -8.11 84 988 -2.76 78.49
10 O'Connor 82 894 5.01 86 790 -0.7 179 047.29
11 Pearce 73 868 -6.42 87 148 -0.29 26 251.14
12 Perth 81 391 3.11 87 859 0.53 73.59
13 Stirling 86 076 9.04 88 758 1.55 76.33
14 Swan 78 145 -1 84 956 -2.8 108.55
15 Tangney 83 529 5.82 87 310 -0.1 69.97
Average 78 937 0 87 400 0 168 501.15
WA 1 184 058 0 1 311 002 0 2 527 517.2
TABLE 4 – SUMMARY OF MOVEMENT ELECTORS BETWEEN DIVISIONS
Number of Electors remaining in their existing Division 995 167 84.05%
Number of Electors transferred to another Division 188 891 15.95%
TOTAL 1 184 058  

1.5 General description of each electoral division

  1. The tables following set out how each Division is constituted and are arranged under Statistical Local Areas (SLAs). Each SLA comprises a number of Census Collector Districts (CCDs) that applied at the 1996 Population Census.
  2. The SLA is the most widely used unit in the presentation of Census data and collectively covers the whole of Western Australia without gaps or overlaps. SLAs correspond, in the majority of cases, to Local Government Areas (LGAs). Where a particular LGA is substantially different from the general run of LGAs in terms of size and economic significance, the LGAs can be split into a number of SLAs. For reasons of availability of data, the SLAs used for this redistribution are those in place at the 1996 Census.
Division of Brand
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Brand    
Kwinana (T) 12 594 15 931
Mandurah (C) 18 946 20 923
Rockingham (C) 42 988 51 811
Total from existing Division of Brand 74 528 88 665
SLAs received 0 0
Total SLAs received 0 0
TOTAL FOR DIVISION OF BRAND 74 528 88 665
SLAs transferred to Division of Canning    
Mandurah (C) 6 820 8 549
Total SLAs transferred 6 820 8 549
Division of Canning
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Canning    
Armadale (C) 28 598 30 915
Gosnells (C) 2 487 3 866
Mandurah (C) 4 439 5 510
Murray (S) 7 020 7 993
Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) 6 921 9 010
Total from existing Division of Canning 49 465 57 294
SLAs received from Division of Brand    
Mandurah (C) 6 820 8 549
SLAs received from Division of O'Connor    
Waroona (S) 2 174 2 354
SLAs received from Division of Pearce    
Armadale (C) 4 189 4 537
SLAs received from Division of Tangney    
Canning (C) 3 692 5 152
Gosnells (C) 5 705 9 010
Total SLAs received 22 580 29 602
TOTAL FOR DIVISION OF CANNING 72 045 86 896
SLAs transferred to Division of Hasluck    
Gosnells (C) 32 723 35 598
Total SLAs transferred 32 723 35 598
Division of Cowan
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Cowan    
Bayswater (C) 5 008 5 151
Stirling (C) 221 213
Swan (C) 12 694 15 199
Wanneroo (C) 30 536 35 729
Joondalup (C) 26 697 28 686
Total from existing Division of Cowan 75 156 84 978
SLAs received from existing Division of Moore    
Wanneroo (C) 2 079 3 660
Total SLAs received 2 079 3 660
TOTAL FOR DIVISION OF COWAN 77 235 88 638
SLAs transferred to Division of Moore    
Wanneroo (C) 0 0
SLAs transferred to Division of Perth    
Bayswater (C) 4 455 4 493
Swan (C) 301 526
Total SLAs transferred 4 756 5 019
Division of Curtin
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Curtin    
Cambridge (T) 16 518 16 801
Claremont (T) 6 248 6 422
Cottesloe (T) 5 317 5 443
Mosman Park (T) 5 317 5 622
Nedlands (C) 14 164 14 770
Peppermint Grove (S) 1 047 1 050
Perth (C) 1 253 1 441
Stirling (C) 15 343 15 883
Subiaco (C) 9 735 10 160
Vincent (T) 8 482 8 306
Total from existing Division of Curtin 83 424 85 898
SLAs received 0 0
Total SLAs received 0 0
TOTAL FOR DIVISION OF CURTIN 83 424 85 898
SLAs transferred to Division of Stirling    
Stirling (C) 3 590 3 763
Total SLAs transferred 3 590 3 763
Division of Forrest
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Forrest    
Augusta-Margaret River (S) 5 834 7 224
Bridgetown-Greenbushes (S) 2 663 2 900
Bunbury (C) 19 648 21 083
Busselton (S) 14 079 17 114
Capel (S) 4 382 5 053
Dardanup (S) 5 172 6 357
Donnybrook-Balingup (S) 2 957 3 258
Manjimup (S) 6 613 7 115
Nannup (S) 862 908
Total from existing Division of Forrest 62 210 71 012
SLAs received from Division of O'Connor    
Collie (S) 5 916 5 976
Harvey (S) 10 883 13 082
Total SLAs received 16 799 19 058
TOTAL FOR DIVISION OF FORREST 79 009 90 070
SLAs transferred to Division of O'Connor    
Albany (C) 19 987 21 982
Boyup Brook (S) 1 148 1 114
Denmark (S) 2 884 3 465
Total SLAs transferred 24 019 26 561
Division of Fremantle
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Fremantle    
Cockburn (C) 40 083 46 281
East Fremantle (T) 4 630 4 735
Fremantle (C) 17 484 18 289
Melville (C) 15 882 17 174
Total from existing Division of Fremantle 78 079 86 479
SLAs received 0 0
Total SLAs received 0 0
TOTAL FOR DIVISION OF FREMANTLE 78 079 86 479
SLAs transferred to Division of Tangney    
Melville (C) 8 789 9 246
Total SLAs transferred 8 789 9 246
Division of Hasluck
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs received from existing Division of Canning    
Gosnells (C) 32 723 35 598
SLAs received from existing Division of Pearce    
Canning (C) 0 0
Kalamunda (S) 24 632 25 823
Mundaring (S) 1 705 2 119
Swan (C) 870 1 002
SLAs received from existing Division of Perth    
Mundaring (S) 987 1 079
Swan (C) 7 977 9 835
SLAs received from existing Division of Swan    
Canning (C) 0 0
Gosnells (C) 0 0
Kalamunda (S) 5 763 6 595
Swan (C) 1 654 2 268
SLAs received from existing Division of Tangney    
Gosnells (C) 2 285 2 453
Total SLAs received 78 596 86 772
TOTAL FOR DIVISION OF HASLUCK 78 596 86 772
Division of Kalgoorlie
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Kalgoorlie    
Ashburton (S) 3 276 2 776
Broome (S) 6 092 7 612
Carnarvon (S) 3 761 3 892
Chapman Valley (S) 593 593
Coolgardie (S) 2 478 2 023
Cue (S) 207 207
Derby-West Kimberley (S) 3 675 4 740
Dundas (S) 794 687
East Pilbara (S) 3 479 3 226
Esperance (S) 8 338 9 192
Exmouth (S) 1 225 1 273
Halls Creek (S) 1 555 1 916
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) 17 484 19 474
Laverton (S) 508 447
Leonora (S) 905 1 092
Meekatharra (S) 693 723
Menzies (S) 199 198
Merredin (S) 2 356 2 394
Mount Magnet (S) 447 448
Mullewa (S) 595 579
Murchison (S) 118 118
Ngaanyatjarraku (S) 1 067 1 174
Northampton (S) 2 181 2 367
Port Hedland (T) 5 990 6 445
Roebourne (S) 8 127 8 561
Sandstone (S) 77 77
Shark Bay (S) 579 578
Upper Gascoyne (S) 246 246
Westonia (S) 201 201
Wiluna (S) 313 409
Wyndham-East Kimberley (S) 3 804 4 741
Yalgoo (S) 142 142
Yilgarn (S) 1196 1224
Total from existing Division of Kalgoorlie 82 701 89 775
SLAs received 0 0
SLAs transferred 0 0
TOTAL FOR DIVISION OF KALGOORLIE 82 701 89 775
Division of Moore
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Moore    
Joondalup (C) 66 732 78 685
Total from existing Division of Moore 66 732 78 685
SLAs received from Division of Cowan    
Wanneroo (C) 0 0
SLAs received from Division of Stirling    
Stirling (C) 959 1 024
Joondalup (C) 4 847 5 279
Total SLAs received 5 806 6 303
TOTAL FOR DIVISION OF MOORE 72 538 84 988
SLAs transferred to Division of Cowan    
Wanneroo (C) 2 079 3 660
SLAs transferred to Division of Pearce    
Wanneroo (C) 13 248 18 632
Total SLAs transferred 15 327 22 292
Division of O'Connor
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of O'Connor    
Broomehill (S) 356 355
Bruce Rock (S) 813 763
Carnamah (S) 543 459
Coorow (S) 873 876
Corrigin (S) 961 931
Cranbrook (S) 764 738
Cunderdin (S) 894 846
Dalwallinu (S) 1 069 1 090
Dandaragan (S) 1 850 2 125
Dowerin (S) 584 585
Dumbleyung (S) 573 572
Geraldton (C) 12 590 12 446
Gnowangerup (S) 1 118 1 052
Goomalling (S) 698 668
Greenough (S) 7 583 8 798
Irwin (S) 1 891 2 332
Jerramungup (S) 841 834
Katanning (S) 2 824 2 605
Kellerberrin (S) 861 835
Kent (S) 503 503
Kojonup (S) 1 555 1 476
Kondinin (S) 726 710
Koorda (S) 394 394
Kulin (S) 699 698
Lake Grace (S) 1 143 1 201
Mingenew (S) 381 381
Moora (S) 1 609 1 545
Morawa (S) 590 608
Mount Marshall (S) 470 469
Mukinbudin (S) 482 482
Narembeen (S) 680 692
Nungarin (S) 175 174
Perenjori (S) 426 425
Plantagenet (S) 2 989 3 197
Quairading (S) 809 840
Ravensthorpe (S) 962 1 012
Tambellup (S) 472 474
Tammin (S) 257 260
Three Springs (S) 526 526
Trayning (S) 325 324
Victoria Plains (S) 685 686
Wagin (S) 1 286 1 282
West Arthur (S) 728 680
Wickepin (S) 549 548
Wongan-Ballidu (S) 1 044 1 008
Woodanilling (S) 232 232
Wyalkatchem (S) 492 492
Total from existing Division of O'Connor 58 875 60 229
SLAs received from Division of Forrest    
Albany (C) 19 987 21 982
Boyup Brook (S) 1 148 1 114
Denmark (S) 2 884 3 465
Total SLAs received 24 019 26 561
TOTAL FOR DIVISION OF O'CONNOR 82 894 86 790
SLAs transferred to Division of Canning    
Waroona (S) 2 174 2 354
SLAs transferred to Division of Forrest    
Collie (S) 5 916 5 976
Harvey (S) 10 883 13 082
SLAs transferred to Division of Pearce    
Boddington (S) 895 897
Brookton (S) 698 697
Cuballing (S) 528 527
Narrogin (S) 493 493
Narrogin (T) 2 860 2 860
Pingelly (S) 820 844
Wandering (S) 248 248
Williams (S) 670 658
Total SLAs transferred 26 185 28 636
Division of Pearce
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Pearce    
Beverley (S) 1 159 1 188
Chittering (S) 1 735 2 046
Gingin (S) 2 598 2 873
Kalamunda (S) 1 716 1 842
Mundaring (S) 20 397 22 600
Northam (S) 2 198 2 385
Northam (T) 4 157 4 110
Swan (C) 15 006 19 295
Toodyay (S) 2 395 2 746
York (S) 2 047 2 207
Total from existing Division of Pearce 53 408 61 292
SLAs received from existing Division of Moore    
Wanneroo (C) 13 248 18 632
SLAs received from existing Division of O'Connor    
Boddington (S) 895 897
Brookton (S) 698 697
Cuballing (S) 528 527
Narrogin (S) 493 493
Narrogin (T) 2 860 2 860
Pingelly (S) 820 844
Wandering (S) 248 248
Williams (S) 670 658
Total SLAs received 20 460 25 856
TOTAL FOR DIVISION OF PEARCE 73 868 87 148
SLAs transferred to Division of Canning    
Armadale (C) 4 189 4 537
SLAs transferred to Division of Hasluck    
Canning (C) 0 0
Kalamunda (S) 24 632 25 823
Mundaring (S) 1 705 2 119
Swan (C) 870 1 002
Total SLAs transferred 31 396 33 481
Division of Perth
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Perth    
Bassendean (T) 9 435 9 657
Bayswater (C) 22 207 23 094
Perth (C) 1 985 2 845
Stirling (C) 24 252 25 831
Swan (C) 9 443 12 010
Vincent (T) 9 313 9 403
Total from existing Division of Perth 76 635 82 840
SLAs received from Division of Cowan    
Bayswater (C) 4 455 4 493
Swan (C) 301 526
Total SLAs received 4 756 5 019
TOTAL FOR DIVISION OF PERTH 81 391 87 859
SLAs transferred to Division of Hasluck    
Mundaring (S) 987 1 079
Swan (C) 7 977 9 835
SLAs transferred to Division of Stirling    
Stirling (C) 1 417 1 383
Total SLAs transferred 10 381 12 297
Division of Stirling
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Stirling    
Stirling (C) 81 069 83 612
Total from existing Division of Stirling 81 069 83 612
SLAs received from Division of Curtin    
Stirling (C) 3 590 3 763
SLAs received from Division of Perth    
Stirling (C) 1 417 1 383
Total SLAs received 5 007 5 146
TOTAL FOR DIVISION OF STIRLING 86 076 88 758
SLAs transferred to Division of Moore    
Stirling (C) 959 1 024
Joondalup (C) 4 847 5 279
Total SLAs transferred 5 806 6 303
Division of Swan
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Swan    
Belmont (C) 19 591 21 136
Canning (C) 13 396 15 480
Gosnells (C) 4 005 4 255
Kalamunda (S) 1 1
South Perth (C) 23 979 25 553
Victoria Park (T) 17 173 18 531
Total from existing Division of Swan 78 145 84 956
SLAs received 0 0
Total SLAs received 0 0
TOTAL FOR DIVISION OF SWAN 78 145 84 956
SLAs transferred to Division of Hasluck    
Canning (C) 0 0
Gosnells (C) 0 0
Kalamunda (S) 5 763 6 595
Swan (C) 1 654 2 268
Total SLAs transferred 7 417 8 863
Division of Tangney
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Tangney    
Canning (C) 30 883 31 542
Cockburn (C) 1 471 1 570
Gosnells (C) 2 971 3 276
Melville (C) 39 415 41 676
Total from existing Division of Tangney 74 740 78 064
SLAs received from Division of Fremantle    
Melville (C) 8 789 9 246
Total SLAs received 8 789 9 246
TOTAL FOR DIVISION OF TANGNEY 83 529 87 310
SLAs transferred to Division of Canning    
Canning (C) 3 692 5 152
Gosnells (C) 5 705 9 010
SLAs transferred to Division of Hasluck    
Gosnells (C) 2 285 2 453
Total SLAs transferred 11 682 16 615

Appendix A: Compostion of the Augmented Electoral Commission for Western Australia and the Redistribution Committee for Western Australia

Members of the augmented Electoral Commission for Western Australia
Hon Trevor Morling QC Chairman of the Australian Electoral Commission
Andy Becker Electoral Commissioner
Dennis Trewin Australian Statistician
Andrew Moyes Australian Electoral Officer for Western Australia
Des Pearson Auditor-General for Western Australia
Henry Houghton Surveyor-General for Western Australia
Members of the Redistribution Committee for Western Australia
Andy Becker Electoral Commissioner
Andrew Moyes Australian Electoral Officer for Western Australia
Des Pearson Auditor-General for Western Australia
Henry Houghton Surveyor-General for Western Australia

Appendix B: List of objections lodged with the Australian Electoral Commission pursuant to Section 69(1) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

  • Mr Robert L Eagle
  • Liberal Party of Australia (WA Division) Inc.
  • Australian Labor Party, Western Australian Branch
  • Mr Bill Stewart

Appendix C: List of comments on objections lodged with the Australian Electoral Commission pursuant to Section 69(3) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

  • Liberal Party of Australia (WA Division) Inc.
  • Australian Labor Party, Western Australian Branch

Appendix D: List of persons who appeared at the Public Inquiry into Objections held by the Augmented Electoral Commission for Western Australia, Perth 7 August 2000

  • Mr Aaron Barrett, representing the Federal Member for Kalgoorlie
  • Mr Jeremy Buxton, representing the Liberal Party of Australia (WA Division) Inc.
  • Mr John Halden, representing the Australian Labor Party, Western Australian Branch

Appendix E: Guidelines for the naming of Commonwealth Electoral Divisions

Several Commonwealth Parliamentary committees have considered guidelines for naming Electoral Divisions. The guidelines below were affirmed by the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters in 1995. The Redistribution Committee for Western Australia and the augmented Electoral Commission for Western Australia took these guidelines into account when considering the names of Electoral Divisions. It should be noted that neither the Committee nor the augmented Commission are in any way bound by them.

Naming after persons

In the main, Divisions should be named after deceased Australians who have rendered outstanding service to their country.

When new Divisions are created the names of former Prime Ministers should be considered.

Federation Divisional names

Every effort should be made to retain the names of original Federation Divisions.

Geographical names

Locality or place names should generally be avoided, but in certain areas the use of geographical features may be appropriate (e.g. Perth, Kalgoorlie).

Aboriginal names

Aboriginal names should be used where appropriate and as far as possible existing Aboriginal Divisional names should be retained.

Other criteria

  • The names of Commonwealth Divisions should not duplicate existing State Districts.
  • Qualifying names may be used where appropriate (e.g. Melbourne Ports, Port Adelaide).
  • Names of Divisions should not be changed or transferred to new areas without very strong reasons.
  • When two or more Divisions are partially combined, as far as possible the name of the new Division should be that of the old Division which had the greatest number of electors within the new boundaries. However, where the socio-demographic nature of the Division in question has changed significantly, this should override the numerical formula.

Appendix F: Redistribution timetable

Redistribution timetable
23 December 1999 Direction for State to be redistributed
Quota of electors determined
23 February 2000 Redistribution Committee appointed
23 February 2000 Suggestions and Comments on Suggestions invited
24 March 2000 Suggestions closed
7 April 2000 Comments on Suggestions closed
26 May 2000 Redistribution Committee proposal published
23 June 2000 Objections closed
7 July 2000 Comments on Objections closed
7 August 2000 Public hearing of Objections to the Redistribution Committee proposal
14 August 2000 Public announcement of augmented Electoral Commission's proposal
20 November 2000 Determination of names and boundaries

Appendix G: Outline maps of the boundaries proposed by the Redistribution Committee

Proposed Division of Kalgoorlie Map

One of four maps showing proposed boundaries for Western Australia (Kalgoorlie) published on 26 May 2000

Canning, Forrest, O'Connor, Pearce Division Map

One of four maps showing proposed boundaries for Western Australia (Canning, Forrest, O'Connor and Pearce) published on 26 May 2000

Brand, Fremantle, Tangney Division Map

One of four maps showing proposed boundaries for Western Australia (Brand, Fremantle and Tangney) published on 26 May 2000

Proposed Divisional Map for Cowan, Curtin, Hasluck, Moore, Perth, Stirling, Swan, Tangney and part of Canning, Fremantle and Pearce

One of four maps showing proposed boundaries for Western Australia (Cowan, Curtin, Hasluck, Moore, Perth, Stirling, Swan, Tangney and part of Canning, Fremantle and Pearce) as published on 26 May 2000

PART 2

2.1 Reasons for the proposed redistribution of the state of Western Australia

Direction for a redistribution of Western Australian Electoral Divisions

  1. Section 59(1) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (the Act) provides that a redistribution of a State into Divisions shall commence whenever the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) so directs by notice published in the Gazette. This direction was published in the Gazette dated 23 December 1999.
  2. A direction is required to be made where the Australian Electoral Commissioner determines that, as a result of changes in population, the Parliamentary representation entitlement of a State or Territory has changed. In accordance with Section 48 of the Act, the Electoral Commissioner must, during the thirteenth month after the first sitting of each House of Representatives, determine the entitlement of representation in each State and Territory. On 9 December 1999 the Electoral Commissioner determined that Western Australia was entitled to fifteen members in the House of Representatives.

Appointment of the Redistribution Committee for Western Australia

  1. In accordance with Section 60 of the Act, the AEC appointed the Redistribution Committee for Western Australia on 23 February 2000
  2. The Redistribution Committee consists of the following members:
    Redistribution Committee
    Electoral Commissioner Mr Andy Becker
    Australian Electoral Officer for Western Australia Mr Andrew Moyes
    Surveyor-General for Western Australia Mr Henry Houghton
    Auditor-General for Western Australia Mr Des Pearson
  3. The Committee held its first meeting on 17 April 2000.

Invitation to submit Suggestions and Comments

  1. In accordance with Section 64 of the Act the Electoral Commissioner invited written Suggestions and written Comments on those Suggestions by notice published in the Gazette, and The West Australian and The Australian newspapers of 23 February 2000.
  2. At the closing date on 24 March 2000 Suggestions had been received from:
  3. The period during which Comments could be made on these Suggestions closed on 7 April 2000 and at that date Comments were received from:

Statutory requirements for the making of a proposed redistribution

  1. Section 66(1) of the Act requires the Redistribution Committee for Western Australia to make a proposed redistribution of the State.
  2. Sections 66(3) and 66(3A) of the Act prescribe that:

    (3) In making the proposed redistribution, the Redistribution Committee:

    1. shall, as far as practicable, endeavour to ensure that, if the State or Territory were redistributed in accordance with the proposed redistribution, the number of electors enrolled in each Electoral Division in the State or Territory would not, at the projection time determined under section 63A, be less than 96.5% or more than 103.5% of the average divisional enrolment of that State or Territory at that time; and
    2. subject to paragraph (a), shall give due consideration, in relation to each proposed Electoral Division, to:
      1. community of interests within the proposed Electoral Division, including economic, social and regional interests;
      2. means of communication and travel within the proposed Electoral Division;
      1. the physical features and area of the proposed Electoral Division; and
      2. the boundaries of existing Divisions in the State or Territory;
      and subject thereto the quota of electors for the State or Territory shall be the basis for the proposed redistribution, and the Redistribution Committee may adopt a margin of allowance, to be used whenever necessary, but in no case shall the quota be departed from to a greater extent than one-tenth more or one-tenth less.

    (3A) When applying subsection (3), the Redistribution Committee must treat the matter in subparagraph (3)(b)(v) as subordinate to the matters in subparagraphs (3)(b)(i), (ii) and (iv).

Impact of the 1998 amendments to the Commonwealth Electoral Act

  1. The 1998 amendments to the Act had the following effects on the making of a redistribution:
    • Introducing provision for the AEC to alter the projection time in which to achieve equality of enrolment when a further redistribution is expected before the usual period of seven years has elapsed.
    • Bringing the time for striking the quota to the commencement of the redistribution process.
    • Widening the tolerance to be applied in achieving equality of electors at the projection time.
    • Requiring that consideration of the boundaries of existing Divisions be subordinate to the other criteria to be applied in the redistribution.

Quota

  1. At the end of 23 December 1999, the day of direction by the AEC that the redistribution must commence, the number of electors enrolled for the State was 1 184 058 (Table 1).
  2. Under Section 65(2) of the Act, the Electoral Commissioner determined that the quota of electors for Western Australia was 78 937 (1 184 058 divided by 15 Members). Thus, the permitted range of the margin of allowance of 10% below and above the quota would be 71 044 to 86 830 respectively. In making its proposals for the State, the Redistribution Committee is not permitted to exceed that range.

Enrolment projections

  1. Section 66(3)(a) of the Act requires the Committee to "as far as practicable, endeavour to ensure that, if the State or Territory were redistributed in accordance with the proposed redistribution, the number of electors enrolled in each Electoral Division in the State or Territory would not, at the projection time determined under Section 63A, be less than 96.5% or more than 103.5% of the average divisional enrolment of that State or Territory at that time".
  2. The ABS supplied enrolment projections to the AEC using AEC enrolment data as the base and a cohort-component method to project the enrolment of each Census Collector District (CCD) to 31 March 2004, that is three years and six months after the expected date of the final determination of boundaries (Table 2). Divisional Returning Officers (DROs) were asked to examine the ABS projections in the light of their local knowledge and experience, and to substitute their own projections where appropriate. DROs made use of information supplied by relevant Local Authority planning and statistical groups, as well as their own resources in undertaking this task. The Australian Electoral Officer for Western Australia also reviewed the projections, and the few changes made by DROs, to ensure a consistency of approach. The projections were available in both hardcopy and on diskette to persons or organisations interested in using them as an indication of the likely growth and as an aid to the preparation of Suggestions or Comments.
  3. The projected total enrolment for Western Australia at 31 March 2004 is 1 311 002. Thus, the average enrolment of the 15 Divisions at that time would be 87 400 and the 3.5% tolerance above and below that average required that Divisions be constructed in the range between 84 341 and 90 459 (Table 3).

Community of interests, means of communication and travel, physical features and area, and boundaries of existing Divisions

  1. The criteria set out in Section 66(3)(b) of the Act – community of interests, means of communication and travel, physical features and area, and boundaries of existing Divisions – are subordinate to the two objectives of enrolments in proposed Divisions being within a range of 3.5% above or below the average divisional enrolment at the projection time and current enrolments being within 10% above or below the quota. However, notwithstanding these overriding constraints, the Committee sought to ensure that the other criteria were given maximum possible effect, also bearing in mind that the criterion to give regard to the boundaries of existing Divisions is subordinate to the other criteria. Within the constraints imposed by the numerical criteria and the other considerations, the Committee adopted the view that it is highly desirable that electoral boundaries be readily identifiable. Accordingly, the Committee used Local Government boundaries, locality boundaries, main roads, waterways and other linear features as boundaries, wherever possible.

Suggestions and Comments

  1. When the period for the receipt of Suggestions closed on 24 March 2000, the Committee had received eleven Suggestions. Copies of these were made available for perusal at the office of the Australian Electoral Officer for Western Australia from 27 March 2000. In addition, photocopies of the Suggestions were made available to members of the public.
  2. Detailed Suggestions covering the whole of the State were received from two organisations. The remaining nine Suggestions were confined to local issues and potential names for the new Division.
  3. Clearly the provision of current and projected enrolment figures to interested parties facilitated this process as the detailed Suggestions took into account the numerical criteria.
  4. The Committee received six written Comments relating to the Suggestions by the close of the Comments period on 7 April 2000. The Comments on Suggestions were also made available to members of the public.
  5. As required by Section 64(4) of the Act the Redistribution Committee considered all of the Suggestions and Comments lodged.

Names of proposed Divisions

  1. Naming of Federal Divisions has been the subject of a number of recommendations from Parliamentary Committees. The subject was dealt with most recently by the 1995 Inquiry of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. From these recommendations, there has been developed a set of guidelines or conventions that have been used by Redistribution Committees. These guidelines were offered to interested persons in the advertising of this redistribution.
  2. The Committee considered the five names suggested for the new Division against the naming guidelines, and proposed that Hasluck be the name of the new Division in recognition of the service rendered to Australia by Sir Paul Meernaa Caedwalla Hasluck and Dame Alexandra Margaret Martin Hasluck.
  3. Sir Paul Hasluck (1905–93) spent his early years in rural Western Australia before becoming a journalist and later a founding member of the Royal WA Historical Society. Following a short career as a university lecturer he began a diplomatic career before returning to research at the University of Western Australia. In 1949 he was elected as the Federal Member for Curtin, later holding Ministerial posts in the Territories, Defence and External Affairs portfolios. In 1969 he resigned from Parliament to become Governor-General of Australia, ending his term in 1974. He remains the only Western Australian born Governor-General of Australia. During his retirement, he placed his public career on record and wrote history and poetry.
  4. Dame Alexandra Hasluck (1908–93) was also born in Western Australia. Following her marriage to Paul Hasluck, she took a notable place in public life in Australia as the wife of a Diplomat, Cabinet Minister and Governor-General. This was while creating her own personal distinction as an author on various aspects of Australian social life. She was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Western Australia in 1970 for her service to Australian history and literature. While at Government House in Canberra, she held office as National President of the Girl Guides Association, the Australian Red Cross and was also active in the Order of St John, being made a Dame of the Order of St John in 1971. In recognition of her public service she was created a Dame of the Order of Australia in 1978.
  5. The Committee's deliberations have resulted in 14 of the 15 proposed Divisions being readily identified with the existing Divisions. The Committee therefore proposed retention of the names of the existing Divisions, in addition to the adoption of the name of Hasluck for the new Division.

Technical procedures

  1. The Australian Electoral Commission maintains the electoral roll on the basis of alignment to CCDs, and thus is able to provide statistical data on enrolments and projected enrolments on this basis. Accordingly, in formulating its proposals, the Committee used the CCDs as its basic building block. The State is divided into 3 481 CCDs as used at the 1996 Population Census. The CCDs each have defined boundaries and are of differing sizes and shapes. In a limited number of exceptional cases where the Committee considered that a particular CCD boundary was inappropriate for an Electoral Division boundary, the CCD was split to provide a more useful boundary.
  2. As an aid to the rapid development and testing of various boundary options, the Committee used the AEC Electoral Boundary Mapping System (EBMS) which was developed within the proprietary "MapInfo" software package. EBMS was also made available for public use.

General strategy

  1. The State continues to experience high rates of growth on the outer metropolitan fringe, particularly north in the Cities of Wanneroo, Joondalup and Swan, east in the Shires of Mundaring and Kalamunda, south-east in the Cities of Gosnells and Armadale, and south in the Cities of Rockingham, Mandurah and Bunbury. Growth rates generally are uneven and it is of particular note that there is low growth forecast for rural areas of the State and parts of the western metropolitan area, both north and south of the Swan River.
  2. The Committee identified that due to the requirement to accommodate an additional Division, there would be a general need to shed electors from all existing Divisions. The Committee also acknowledged the change to the criteria for determining boundaries, such that existing boundaries are subordinate to other criteria (community of interest, social and regional interests, means of communication and travel and physical features and area). However, the Committee was also mindful to disrupt as few electors as possible, and therefore adopted a minimal approach wherever it could do so (Table 4). Finally, the Committee considered the Suggestions and Comments received, which were generally consistent in recommending that Local Government, locality and natural boundaries be used where possible.

Kalgoorlie and Forrest:

  1. The existing Division of Kalgoorlie is currently, and on projected enrolment, within the required enrolment tolerances. The submission from the Liberal Party (LP) suggested that the existing boundaries remain unchanged. The Australian Labor Party (ALP) submission on the other hand suggested that the Shires of Northampton, Chapman Valley and Mullewa, which were added to the Division at the previous redistribution, be removed and added to the Division of O'Connor. Given that enrolment in the Division of Kalgoorlie is within tolerances, the Committee proposed that no change to the existing boundaries was necessary.
  2. The existing Division of Forrest contains an area of relatively high growth in the Bunbury area. This high growth results in the need for a substantial reduction in the number of electors on projected enrolment figures. There are logically only two areas where a solution can be found, in the Bunbury area or in the Albany area. However, the removal of these electors requires the addition of others to balance the enrolment within tolerances. The Committee agreed with the LP and ALP suggestions for the removal of the City of Albany and the inclusion of the Shire of Harvey. In consideration of the community of interest between the Shire of Denmark and the City of Albany, the Committee also proposed that Denmark be removed. The Shire of Collie also makes a strong suggestion for its inclusion within the Division of Forrest. The Committee agreed with the ALP and Shire of Collie suggestions that the Shire of Collie be included within the Division of Forrest. This left the Division of Forrest slightly above the required tolerance for projected enrolment. To meet this requirement, the Committee also proposed removing the Shire of Boyup Brook, rather than part of the Shire of Manjimup as suggested by the ALP. The Committee considered that the Shire of Boyup Brook, which consists of mostly agricultural interests, shares a community of interest with the Shire of Kojonup, whereas the southern part of the Shire of Manjimup shares little community of interest with the Shire of Denmark. Similarly, on grounds of community of interest, the Committee did not agree with the ALP suggestion for the removal of the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes.

Southern metropolitan Divisions:

  1. The Committee proposed that the southern boundary of the Division of Brand be moved north to the Mandurah Estuary to join with the existing eastern boundary. This accords with the ALP suggestion and the LP suggestion in part. The Committee did not agree with the LP suggestion that the locality of Coodanup be removed from the Division of Brand, on grounds of community of interest with the major portion of the City of Mandurah. No further change to the boundaries of the Division of Brand is proposed.
  2. The Committee agrees with part of the ALP suggestion, not disagreed by the LP, and proposes that the localities of Melville, Attadale, Myaree and the remainder of Alfred Cove be removed and included in the Division of Tangney. No further change to the boundaries of the Division of Fremantle is proposed.
  3. Given the gain by the Division of Tangney of the localities shed by the Division of Fremantle, and the natural boundaries of the Swan and Canning Rivers, the necessary transfer of electors from the Division must come from its eastern end. The Committee agreed with suggestions that the locality of Canning Vale should be kept in one Division as far as possible. Accordingly, the Committee proposed that that part of Canning Vale in the Division of Tangney be removed, as suggested by the LP. Further the Committee agreed with the suggestions of the ALP and LP to remove part of the locality of Thornlie. The further suggestion for the removal of the locality of Langford could not be met as to have done so would have resulted in the projected enrolment for the Division of Tangney being outside the allowed tolerance.
  4. The Division of Swan also has natural boundaries in the Swan and Canning Rivers. The Committee agreed with the ALP suggestion that the Perth airport also provides a natural boundary and proposed that the north-eastern boundary be constituted by the boundary between the Cities of Swan and Belmont, which slices through the Perth airport precinct. The eastern boundary then continues along the Roe Highway. The localities of Hazelmere and High Wycombe were removed as suggested by the ALP and LP, while Guildford and South Guildford are transferred to the Swan Valley based Division of Pearce for community of interest reasons.

Northern metropolitan Divisions:

  1. The Division of Curtin has a natural boundary in the Swan River to the south. The Committee agreed with the ALP suggestion to place all of Scarborough into the Division of Stirling, as well as part of Osborne Park into that Division as suggested by the LP and Mr Ronald Johnson. However, the Committee proposed using the existing divisional boundary east of Osborne Park along McDonald Street, rather than the locality boundary as suggested.
  2. The Committee agreed with the suggestions of the ALP and LP that part of Dianella should be transferred from the Division of Perth but to the Division of Stirling rather than Cowan as suggested. The Committee also agreed to the LP suggestion to transfer the remainder of Morley into the Division of Perth, from the Division of Cowan. The Committee did not agree to the LP suggestion to split Beechboro. The Committee agreed with the ALP that Guildford, Viveash, Midland, Midvale, Bellevue and Caversham have a community of interest and should be in one Division, but proposed that Division be Pearce. The result of these changes is that the Division of Perth becomes a more centralised metropolitan Division, losing its rural component.
  3. In addition to the gains from the Divisions of Curtin and Perth by the Division of Stirling, the Committee agreed that Marmion and Sorrento should transfer to the Division of Moore. Waterman is also transferred to the Division of Moore, to bring that Division within allowable tolerances.
  4. The Committee agreed with the ALP and LP suggestions that the City of Joondalup form the basis of the Division of Moore. As well as receiving Marmion, Sorrento and Waterman from the Division of Stirling, the northern boundary of the Division is brought further south enabling the Division to shed sufficient numbers of electors to be within tolerances. The Committee agreed in part with the LP suggestion to use the City of Wanneroo boundary but proposed that, for community of interest reasons, Mindarie, Merriwa, Clarkson and Quinns Rocks remain in one Division (Pearce). The Division of Moore then becomes a coastal, urban Division, shedding all its previously held rural components. The eastern boundary with the Division of Cowan is changed to reflect the new LGA boundary between the Cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo, although no electors are affected by the change.
  5. The Division of Cowan is proposed to extend north to take in Carramar, Banksia Grove and Mariginiup. The southern boundary is moved north to the locality boundary between Morley and Noranda, in part as suggested by the LP, resulting in the transfer of the remainder of Morley to the Division of Perth.

Division of Hasluck:

  1. The Division of Hasluck is located largely as suggested by the LP. The Division includes the majority of the City of Gosnells and extends north along a corridor taking in the western portions of the Shires of Kalamunda, Mundaring and part of the City of Swan.

Divisions of Canning, O'Connor and Pearce:

  1. The Division of Canning is proposed to lose part of the City of Gosnells to the Division of Hasluck. It is proposed that the remainder of the City of Armadale be included in the Division of Canning, along with the Shire of Waroona and those localities of the City of Mandurah transferred from the Division of Brand. As noted earlier, the Shires of Harvey and Collie are transferred to the Division of Forrest.
  2. The Division of Pearce is proposed to retain its existing northern and eastern boundaries, but the latter is extended southwards to include the Shires of Brookton, Pingelly, Cuballing and Narrogin (including the Town of Narrogin), and then west to include the Shires of Williams, Wandering and Boddington. The Division is also proposed to include those localities transferred from the Division of Moore (Mindarie, Merriwa, Clarkson, Quinns Rocks, Two Rocks, Yanchep, Pinjar and several other small rural localities in the City of Wanneroo) and to include parts of the City of Swan from the Divisions of Perth and Swan. The western portions of the Shires of Kalamunda and Mundaring are proposed to be transferred to the Division of Hasluck. As a result of the proposal, Pearce becomes an outer metropolitan Division with surrounding rural areas. It maintains the community of interest features of the old Division to the east (Northam, York and Beverley), while extending this to the south into Brookton, Pingelly, Cuballing, Narrogin, Williams, Wandering and Boddington. It retains the community of interest in the areas of the Swan Valley, enhancing that with the inclusion of more of the City of Swan.
  3. The Division of O'Connor is proposed to gain the City of Albany and the Shires of Denmark and Boyup Brook from the Division of Forrest, while losing the Shires of Harvey and Collie to that Division. It also loses the Shire of Waroona to the Division of Canning and the Shires of Brookton, Pingelly, Cuballing, Narrogin, Williams, Wandering and Boddington to the Division of Pearce. The resultant Division effectively retains its existing large and diverse rural character.
  4. For details of the movement of electors and how each proposed Division is constituted, refer to the section of the report titled "General description of the manner in which each proposed Division has been constituted". The boundaries of each proposed Electoral Division are shown on the enclosed maps.
REDISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Andy Becker Andrew Moyes Des Pearson Henry Houghton
Presiding Member Member

Perth
26 May 2000

2.2 Statistical summary

TABLE 1 – DETERMINATION OF QUOTA
Number of Divisions into which WA is to be distributed 15
Number of Electors in WA as at 23/12/1999 1 184 058
Quota for WA 78 937
Permissible maximum number of electors (+10%) in a Division 86 830
Permissible minimum number of electors ( -10%) in a Division 71 044
Projected number of electors in WA as at 31/03/2004 1 311 002
Average enrolment for WA projected at 31/03/2004 87 400
103.5% of average enrolment projected at 31/03/2004 90 459
96.5% of average enrolment projected at 31/03/2004 84 341
TABLE 2 – ENROLMENT PROJECTIONS OF EXISTING DIVISIONS
Division No. of CCDs Enrolment 23/12/1999 Estimate 31/03/2004 Growth %
Brand 207 81 348 97 214 19.50
Canning 223 82 188 92 892 13.02
Cowan 166 79 912 89 997 12.62
Curtin 286 87 014 89 661 3.04
Forrest 267 86 229 97 573 13.16
Fremantle 237 86 868 95 725 10.20
Kalgoorlie 355 82 701 89 775 8.55
Moore 176 82 059 100 977 23.05
O'Connor 365 85 060 88 865 4.47
Pearce 223 84 804 94 773 11.76
Perth 264 87 016 95 137 9.33
Stirling 241 86 875 89 915 3.50
Swan 265 85 562 93 819 9.65
Tangney 206 86 422 94 679 9.55
WA 3 481 1 184 058 1 311 002 10.72
TABLE 3 – SUMMARY OF PROPOSED DIVISIONS
Division Actual Var% (A) Projected Var% (P) Growth % Area (sq km)
Brand 74 528 -5.59 88 665 1.45 18.97 429.51
Canning 72 045 -8.73 86 896 -0.58 20.61 4 158.91
Cowan 77 536 -1.77 89 164 2.02 15.00 195.85
Curtin 83 424 5.68 85 898 -1.72 2.97 89.48
Forrest 79 009 0.09 90 070 3.05 14.00 21 142.62
Fremantle 78 079 -1.09 86 479 -1.05 10.76 199.33
Hasluck 78 772 -0.21 86 101 -1.49 9.30 197.29
Kalgoorlie 82 701 4.77 89 775 2.72 8.55 2 295 354.21
Moore 72 538 -8.11 84 988 -2.76 17.16 78.49
O'Connor 82 894 5.01 86 790 -0.7 4.70 179 047.29
Pearce 73 692 -6.64 87 819 0.48 19.17 26 296.35
Perth 81 090 2.73 87 333 -0.08 7.70 73.02
Stirling 86 076 9.04 88 758 1.55 3.12 76.33
Swan 78 145 -1 84 956 -2.8 8.72 108.55
Tangney 83 529 5.82 87 310 -0.1 4.53 69.97
Average 78 937 0 87 400 0 10.72 168 501.15
WA 1 184 058 0 1 311 002 0 10.72 2 527 517.2
TABLE 4 – SUMMARY OF MOVEMENT OF ELECTORS BETWEEN DIVISIONS
Number of Electors remaining in their existing Division 984 674 83.16%
Number of Electors transferred to another Division 199 384 16.84%
TOTAL 1 184 058  

2.3 General description of the manner in which each proposed division is constituted

  1. The tables in the following pages set out how each proposed Division is constituted and are arranged under Statistical Local Areas (SLAs). Each SLA comprises a number of CCDs that applied at the 1996 Population Census.
  2. The SLA is the most widely used unit in the presentation of Census data and collectively covers the whole of Western Australia without gaps or overlaps. SLAs correspond, in the majority of cases, to Local Government Areas (LGAs). Where a particular LGA is substantially different from the general run of LGAs in terms of size and economic significance, the LGAs can be split into a number of SLAs. For reasons of availability of data, the SLAs used for this redistribution are those in place at the 1996 Census.
Western Australia Proposed Redistribution into Electoral Divisions 2000: Proposed Division 1 (Brand)
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Brand    
Kwinana (T) 12 594 15 931
Mandurah (C) 18 946 20 923
Rockingham (C) 42 988 51 811
Total from existing Division of Brand 74 528 88 665
SLAs received 0 0
Total SLAs received 0 0
TOTAL FOR PROPOSED DIVISION OF BRAND 74 528 88 665
SLAs transferred to Division of Canning    
Mandurah (C) 6 820 8 549
Total SLAs transferred 6 820 8 549
Western Australia Proposed Redistribution into Electoral Divisions 2000: Proposed Division 2 (Canning)
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Canning    
Armadale (C) 28 598 30 915
Gosnells (C) 2 487 3 866
Mandurah (C) 4 439 5 510
Murray (S) 7 020 7 993
Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) 6 921 9 010
Total from existing Division of Canning 49 465 57 294
SLAs received from Division of Brand    
Mandurah (C) 6 820 8 549
SLAs received from Division of O'Connor    
Waroona (S) 2 174 2 354
SLAs received from Division of Pearce    
Armadale (C) 4 189 4 537
SLAs received from Division of Tangney    
Canning (C) 3 692 5 152
Gosnells (C) 5 705 9 010
Total SLAs received 22 580 29 602
TOTAL FOR PROPOSED DIVISION OF CANNING 72 045 86 896
SLAs transferred to Division of Hasluck    
Gosnells (C) 32 723 35 598
Total SLAs transferred 32 723 35 598
Western Australia Proposed Redistribution into Electoral Divisions 2000: Proposed Division 3 (Cowan)
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Cowan    
Bayswater (C) 5 008 5 151
Stirling (C) 221 213
Swan (C) 12 995 15 725
Wanneroo (C) 30 536 35 729
Joondalup (C) 26 697 28 686
Total from existing Division of Cowan 75 457 85 504
SLAs received from Division of Moore    
Wanneroo (C) 2 079 3 660
Total SLAs received 2 079 3 660
TOTAL FOR PROPOSED DIVISION OF COWAN 77 536 89 164
SLAs transferred to Division of Moore    
Joondalup (C) 0 0
SLAs transferred to Division of Perth    
Bayswater (C) 4 455 4 493
Total SLAs transferred 4 455 4 493
Western Australia Proposed Redistribution into Electoral Divisions 2000: Proposed Division 4 (Curtin)
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Curtin    
Cambridge (T) 16 518 16 801
Claremont (T) 6 248 6 422
Cottesloe (T) 5 317 5 443
Mosman Park (T) 5 317 5 622
Nedlands (C) 14 164 14 770
Peppermint Grove (S) 1 047 1 050
Perth (C) 1 253 1 441
Stirling (C) 15 343 15 883
Subiaco (C) 9 735 10 160
Vincent (T) 8 482 8 306
Total from existing Division of Curtin 83 424 85 898
SLAs received 0 0
Total SLAs received 0 0
TOTAL FOR PROPOSED DIVISION OF CURTIN 83 424 85 898
SLAs transferred to Division of Stirling    
Stirling (C) 3 590 3 763
Total SLAs transferred 3 590 3 763
Western Australia Proposed Redistribution into Electoral Divisions 2000: Proposed Division 5 (Forrest)
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Forrest    
Augusta-Margaret River (S) 5 834 7 224
Bridgetown-Greenbushes (S) 2 663 2 900
Bunbury (C) 19 648 21 083
Busselton (S) 14 079 17 114
Capel (S) 4 382 5 053
Dardanup (S) 5 172 6 357
Donnybrook-Balingup (S) 2 957 3 258
Manjimup (S) 6 613 7 115
Nannup (S) 862 908
Total from existing Division of Forrest 62 210 71 012
SLAs received from Division of O'Connor    
Collie (S) 5 916 5 976
Harvey (S) 10 883 13 082
Total SLAs received 16 799 19 058
TOTAL FOR PROPOSED DIVISION OF FORREST 79 009 90 070
SLAs transferred to Division of O'Connor    
Albany (C) 19 987 21 982
Boyup Brook (S) 1 148 1 114
Denmark (S) 2 884 3 465
Total SLAs transferred 24 019 26 561
Western Australia Proposed Redistribution into Electoral Divisions 2000: Proposed Division 6 (Fremantle)
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Fremantle    
Cockburn (C) 40 083 46 281
East Fremantle (T) 4 630 4 735
Fremantle (C) 17 484 18 289
Melville (C) 15 882 17 174
Total from existing Division of Fremantle 78 079 86 479
SLAs received 0 0
Total SLAs received 0 0
TOTAL FOR PROPOSED DIVISION OF FREMANTLE 78 079 86 479
SLAs transferred to Division of Tangney    
Melville (C) 8 789 9 246
Total SLAs transferred 8 789 9 246
Western Australia Proposed Redistribution into Electoral Divisions 2000: Proposed Division 7 (Hasluck)
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs received from the Division of Canning    
Gosnells (C) 32 723 35 598
SLAs received from Division of Pearce    
Canning (C) 0 0
Kalamunda (S) 24 632 25 823
Mundaring (S) 7 922 8 857
Swan (C) 5 447 6 775
SLAs received from Division of Swan    
Canning (C) 0 0
Gosnells (C) 0 0
Kalamunda (S) 5 763 6 595
SLAs received from Division of Tangney    
Gosnells (C) 2 285 2 453
Total SLAs received 78 772 86 101
TOTAL FOR PROPOSED DIVISION OF HASLUCK 78 772 86 101
Western Australia Proposed Redistribution into Electoral Divisions 2000: Proposed Division 8 (Kalgoorlie)
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Kalgoorlie    
Ashburton (S) 3 276 2 776
Broome (S) 6 092 7 612
Carnarvon (S) 3 761 3 892
Chapman Valley (S) 593 593
Coolgardie (S) 2 478 2 023
Cue (S) 207 207
Derby-West Kimberley (S) 3 675 4 740
Dundas (S) 794 687
East Pilbara (S) 3 479 3 226
Esperance (S) 8 338 9 192
Exmouth (S) 1 225 1 273
Halls Creek (S) 1 555 1 916
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) 17 484 19 474
Laverton (S) 508 447
Leonora (S) 905 1 092
Meekatharra (S) 693 723
Menzies (S) 199 198
Merredin (S) 2 356 2 394
Mount Magnet (S) 447 448
Mullewa (S) 595 579
Murchison (S) 118 118
Ngaanyatjarraku (S) 1 067 1 174
Northampton (S) 2 181 2 367
Port Hedland (T) 5 990 6 445
Roebourne (S) 8 127 8 561
Sandstone (S) 77 77
Shark Bay (S) 579 578
Upper Gascoyne (S) 246 246
Westonia (S) 201 201
Wiluna (S) 313 409
Wyndham-East Kimberley (S) 3 804 4 741
Yalgoo (S) 142 142
Yilgarn (S) 1 196 1 224
Total from existing Division of Kalgoorlie 82 701 89 775
SLAs received 0 0
SLAs transferred 0 0
TOTAL FOR PROPOSED DIVISION OF KALGOORLIE 82 701 89 775
Western Australia Proposed Redistribution into Electoral Divisions 2000: Proposed Division 9 (Moore)
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Moore    
Joondalup (C) 66 732 78 685
Total from existing Division of Moore 66 732 78 685
SLAs received from Division of Cowan    
Joondalup (C) 0 0
SLAs received from Division of Stirling    
Stirling (C) 959 1 024
Joondalup (C) 4 847 5 279
Total SLAs received 5 806 6 303
TOTAL FOR PROPOSED DIVISION OF MOORE 72 538 84 988
SLAs transferred to Division of Cowan    
Wanneroo (C) 2 079 3 660
SLAs transferred to Division of Pearce    
Wanneroo (C) 13 248 18 632
Total SLAs transferred 15 327 22 292
Western Australia Proposed Redistribution into Electoral Divisions 2000: Proposed Division 10 (O'Connor)
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of O'Connor    
Broomehill (S) 356 355
Bruce Rock (S) 813 763
Carnamah (S) 543 459
Coorow (S) 873 876
Corrigin (S) 961 931
Cranbrook (S) 764 738
Cunderdin (S) 894 846
Dalwallinu (S) 1 069 1 090
Dandaragan (S) 1 850 2 125
Dowerin (S) 584 585
Dumbleyung (S) 573 572
Geraldton (C) 12 590 12 446
Gnowangerup (S) 1 118 1 052
Goomalling (S) 698 668
Greenough (S) 7 583 8 798
Irwin (S) 1 891 2 332
Jerramungup (S) 841 834
Katanning (S) 2 824 2 605
Kellerberrin (S) 861 835
Kent (S) 503 503
Kojonup (S) 1 555 1 476
Kondinin (S) 726 710
Koorda (S) 394 394
Kulin (S) 699 698
Lake Grace (S) 1 143 1 201
Mingenew (S) 381 381
Moora (S) 1 609 1 545
Morawa (S) 590 608
Mount Marshall (S) 470 469
Mukinbudin (S) 482 482
Narembeen (S) 680 692
Nungarin (S) 175 174
Perenjori (S) 426 425
Plantagenet (S) 2 989 3 197
Quairading (S) 809 840
Ravensthorpe (S) 962 1 012
Tambellup (S) 472 474
Tammin (S) 257 260
Three Springs (S) 526 526
Trayning (S) 325 324
Victoria Plains (S) 685 686
Wagin (S) 1 286 1 282
West Arthur (S) 728 680
Wickepin (S) 549 548
Wongan-Ballidu (S) 1 044 1 008
Woodanilling (S) 232 232
Wyalkatchem (S) 492 492
Total from existing Division of O'Connor 58 875 60 229
SLAs received from Division of Forrest    
Albany (C) 19 987 21 982
Boyup Brook (S) 1 148 1 114
Denmark (S) 2 884 3 465
Total SLAs received 24 019 26 561
TOTAL FOR PROPOSED DIVISION OF O'CONNOR 82 894 86 790
SLAs transferred to Division of Canning    
Waroona (S) 2 174 2 354
SLAs transferred to Division of Forrest    
Collie (S) 5 916 5 976
Harvey (S) 10 883 13 082
SLAs transferred to Division of Pearce    
Boddington (S) 895 897
Brookton (S) 698 697
Cuballing (S) 528 527
Narrogin (S) 493 493
Narrogin (T) 2 860 2 860
Pingelly (S) 820 844
Wandering (S) 248 248
Williams (S) 670 658
Total SLAs transferred 26 185 28 636
Western Australia Proposed Redistribution into Electoral Divisions 2000: Proposed Division 11 (Pearce)
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Pearce    
Beverley (S) 1 159 1 188
Chittering (S) 1 735 2 046
Gingin (S) 2 598 2 873
Kalamunda (S) 1 716 1 842
Mundaring (S) 14 180 15 862
Northam (S) 2 198 2 385
Northam (T) 4 157 4 110
Swan (C) 10 429 13 522
Toodyay (S) 2 395 2 746
York (S) 2 047 2 207
Total from existing Division of Pearce 42 614 48 781
SLAs received from Division of Moore    
Wanneroo (C) 13 248 18 632
SLAs received from Division of O'Connor    
Boddington (S) 895 897
Brookton (S) 698 697
Cuballing (S) 528 527
Narrogin (S) 493 493
Narrogin (T) 2 860 2 860
Pingelly (S) 820 844
Wandering (S) 248 248
Williams (S) 670 658
SLAs received from Division of Perth    
Mundaring (S) 987 1 079
Swan (C) 7 977 9 835
SLAs received from Division of Swan    
Swan (C) 1 654 2 268
Total SLAs received 31 078 39 038
TOTAL FOR PROPOSED DIVISION OF PEARCE 73 692 87 819
SLAs transferred to Division of Canning    
Armadale (C) 4 189 4 537
SLAs transferred to Division of Hasluck    
Canning (C) 0 0
Kalamunda (S) 24 632 25 823
Mundaring (S) 7 922 8 857
Swan (C) 5 447 6 775
Total SLAs transferred 42 190 45 992
Western Australia Proposed Redistribution into Electoral Divisions 2000: Proposed Division 12 (Perth)
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Perth    
Bassendean (T) 9 435 9 657
Bayswater (C) 22 207 23 094
Perth (C) 1 985 2 845
Stirling (C) 24 252 25 831
Swan (C) 9 443 12 010
Vincent (T) 9 313 9 403
Total from existing Division of Perth 76 635 82 840
SLAs received from Division of Cowan    
Bayswater (C) 4 455 4 493
Total SLAs received 4 455 4 493
TOTAL FOR PROPOSED DIVISION OF PERTH 81 090 87 333
SLAs transferred to Division of Pearce    
Mundaring (S) 987 1 079
Swan (C) 7 977 9 835
SLAs transferred to Division of Stirling    
Stirling (C) 1 417 1 383
Total SLAs transferred 10 381 12 297
Western Australia Proposed Redistribution into Electoral Divisions 2000: Proposed Division 13 (Stirling)
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Stirling    
Stirling (C) 81 069 83 612
Total from existing Division of Stirling 81 069 83 612
SLAs received from Division of Curtin    
Stirling (C) 3 590 3 763
SLAs received from Division of Perth    
Stirling (C) 1 417 1 383
Total SLAs received 5 007 5 146
TOTAL FOR PROPOSED DIVISION OF STIRLING 86 076 88 758
SLAs transferred to Division of Moore    
Stirling (C) 959 1 024
Joondalup (C) 4 847 5 279
Total SLAs transferred 5 806 6 303
Western Australia Proposed Redistribution into Electoral Divisions 2000: Proposed Division 14 (Swan)
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Swan    
Belmont (C) 19 591 21 136
Canning (C) 13 396 15 480
Gosnells (C) 4 005 4 255
Kalamunda (S) 1 1
South Perth (C) 23 979 25 553
Victoria Park (T) 17 173 18 531
Total from existing Division of Swan 78 145 84 956
SLAs received 0 0
Total SLAs received 0 0
TOTAL FOR PROPOSED DIVISION OF SWAN 78 145 84 956
SLAs transferred to Division of Hasluck    
Canning (C) 0 0
Gosnells (C) 0 0
Kalamunda (S) 5 763 6 595
SLAs transferred to Division of Pearce    
Swan (C) 1 654 2 268
Total SLAs transferred 7 417 8 863
Western Australia Proposed Redistribution into Electoral Divisions 2000: Proposed Division 15 (Tangney)
How Constituted Actual Enrolment
23 December 1999
Projected Enrolment
31 March 2004
SLAs from existing Division of Tangney    
Canning (C) 30 883 31 542
Cockburn (C) 1 471 1 570
Gosnells (C) 2 971 3 276
Melville (C) 39 415 41 676
Total from existing Division of Tangney 74 740 78 064
SLAs received from Division of Fremantle    
Melville (C) 8 789 9 246
Total SLAs received 8 789 9 246
TOTAL FOR PROPOSED DIVISION OF TANGNEY 83 529 87 310
SLAs transferred to Division of Canning    
Canning (C) 3 692 5 152
Gosnells (C) 5 705 9 010
SLAs transferred to Division of Hasluck    
Gosnells (C) 2 285 2 453
Total SLAs transferred 11 682 16 615