Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Lyne (NSW)

Updated: 25 February 2016
State/Territory:
New South Wales
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
25 February 2016
First election for this name and boundary:
2016 federal election
Maps of Division
Name derivation:
Named after Sir William Lyne (1844–1913), Premier of New South Wales 1899–1901.
Area
16 099 sq km
Location Description:
Lyne covers an area from Ballengarra in the north to Paterson and Karuah in the south and inland to the western boundaries of the Shires of Greater Taree, Port Macquarie ā€“ Hastings, Gloucester, Dungog and Maitland (part). The main towns include Bonny Hills, Bulahdelah, Dungog, Forster, Gloucester, Gresford, Harrington, Hawks Nest, Lake Cathie, Lansdowne, Laurieton, Nabiac, North Haven, Old Bar, Paterson, Smiths Lake, Stroud, Taree and Wauchope.
Products/industries of the area:
Timber, beef/dairy cattle, mixed farming, fishing and oyster farming, boat building, engineering, mining and tourism.
First proclaimed/election:
1949
Demographic rating:
Rural – outside capital cities and without majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Members:
  • 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
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information: