Named in honour of the Hon. Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC, 1916–2014. Whitlam was Prime Minister of Australia (1972–75) and a Member of the House of Representatives (1952–78).
1 331 sq km
Whitlam covers an area from Fitzroy Falls, Robertson and Dunmore in the south to Lake Avon, Alpine, Welby, Kembla Grange and Primbee in the north. In the east follows the coast from Primbee to Shell Cove and in the west Sutton Forest and Werai (part). The main localities include Alpine, Berrima, Bowral, Dapto, Dunmore, Fitzroy Falls, Kembla Grange, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Primbee, Robertson, Shellharbour, Sutton Forest, Unanderra, Welby and Werai (part). This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Mining, engineering, light and heavy manufacturing, transport, tourism, construction, dairy farming and retail industries.
Provincial – outside capital cities, but with a majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.