Profile of the electoral division of Robertson (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:
1901 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2016 federal election
Maps of Division
Name derivation:
Named in honour of Sir John Robertson KCMG, 1816–91. Robertson was a statesman who advocated for electoral and constitutional reform in the colony and land reform.
Area
980 sq km
Location Description:
Robertson covers an area from the Hawkesbury River and Broken Bay in the south, west to Gunderman, north along the Gosford City Council Boundary to Kulnura, then east and south along the Gosford City Council boundary until it crosses the main Northern Railway Line at Lisarow. South along the main Northern Railway line to North Gosford, then east along Glennie Street, Clyde Road, Carlton Road, The Entrance Road, Ocean View Drive and Wamberal Lagoon inlet to the coast. The main towns include Erina, Gosford, Gunderman, Kulnura, Mooney Mooney, Narara, Patonga, Somersby, Terrigal and Woy Woy.
This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Tourism, retail, service industries, light manufacturing and processing. Citrus, vegetable and flower growing, poultry products.
Demographic rating:
Provincial – outside capital cities, but with a majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Members:
  • Wicks, L (LP) 2013–
  • O'Neill, D (ALP) 2010–2013
  • Neal, B (ALP) 2007–2010
  • Lloyd, J (LP) 1996–2007
  • Walker, F J (ALP) 1990–1996
  • Cohen, B (ALP) 1969–1990
  • Bridges-Maxwell, C W (LP) 1964–1969
  • Dean, R L (LP) 1949–1964
  • Williams, T F (ALP) 1943–1949
  • Spooner, E S (UAP) 1940–1943
  • Gardner, S L (NAT/UAP) 1922–1940
  • Fleming, W M (LIB/NAT/NAT & FARMERS/CP) 1913–1922
  • Johnson, W J (ALP) 1910–1913
  • Willis, H (FT/ANTI-SOC) 1901–1910
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
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