Named after Sir William Lyne (1844–1913), Premier of New South Wales 1899–1901.
Area and Location Description:
Lyne covers an area of approximately 11 991 sq km from Crescent Head in the north to the southern boundaries of Greater Taree City Council & Gloucester Council in the south and inland to the western boundaries of Greater Taree, Port Macquarie – Hastings and Kempsey Shire Councils. The main towns include Bonny Hills, Crescent Head, Gloucester, Harrington, Kendall, Lake Cathie, Laurieton, North Haven, Old Bar, Port Macquarie, Taree, Wauchope and Wingham.
Products/industries of the area:
Timber, beef/dairy cattle, mixed farming, fishing and oyster farming, boat building, engineering, mining and tourism.
Gillespie, D (NP) 2013–
Oakeshott, R (Ind) 2008–2013
Vaile, M (NP) 1993–2008
Cowan, D B (NCP/NP) 1980–1993
Lucock, P E (CP/NCP) 1952–1980
Eggins, E J (CP) 1949–1952