Profile of the electoral division of Chifley (NSW)

Updated: 02 April 2019
State/Territory:
New South Wales
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
25 February 2016
First election this name was used at:
1969 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2016 federal election
Maps of Division
Name derivation:
Named in honour of the Rt Hon. Joseph Benedict Chifley, 1885–1951. Chifley was Prime Minister of Australia (1945–49) and a Member of the House of Representatives (1928–31 and 1940–51).
Area
126 sq km
Location Description:
Chifley covers an area from South Creek in the north to the Great Western Highway in the south. The division is borded by Blacktown-Richmond Railway, Reservoir Road, Balmoral Street and Third Avenue in the East, South Creek and Ropes Creek in the West. Suburbs include: Arndell Park, Blacktown (part), Colebee, Dean Park, Doonside, Glendenning, Hassall Grove, Marayong, Marsden Park, Mount Druitt, Plumpton, Rooty Hill, Quakers Hill (part), Riverstone (part), Ropes Crossing, Shanes Park, Schofields (part), Tregear and Whalan.
This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Light manufacturing and service industries.
Demographic rating:
Outer Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and containing large areas of recent suburban expansion.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Members:
  • Husic, E (ALP) 2010–
  • Price, R (ALP) 1984–2010
  • Gorman, R N J (ALP) 1983–1984
  • Armitage, J L (ALP) 1969–1983
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
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