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PROPOSED changes to ACT Government electoral boundaries could see Ginninderra become a seven-member electorate and Molonglo a five-member electorate,  says ACT electoral commissioner Phillip Green.

The proposal by the Augmented ACT Electoral Commission is different to the one published earlier this year by the Redistribution Committee, which suggested Gungahlin suburbs of Crace and Palmerston should be transferred from the Molonglo electorate to Ginninderra.

“The current electorate of Molonglo is expected to be around 6.5 per cent over the quota in 2012, and Ginninderra is projected to be 5.6 per cent under the quota in 2012.  Consequently, the size of Molonglo needs to be reduced and Ginninderra needs to be increased to bring them within +/- 5 per cent of the quota at the time of the 2012 election,” Mr Green said.

Members of the public have 28 days to object to the Augmented ACT Electoral Commission proposal. For more information on the Augmented ACT Electoral Commission’s proposal visit www.elections.act.gov.au.

[box]Proposed ACT Legislative Assembly electorates:

BRINDABELLA, a five member electorate comprising the district of Tuggeranong (excluding the suburb of Hume), the Woden Valley suburbs of Chifley, Farrer, Pearce and Torrens and the districts of Booth, Coree, Cotter River, Mount Clear, Paddys River, Rendezvous Creek and Tennent;
GINNINDERRA, a seven member electorate comprising the districts of Belconnen, Gungahlin and Hall, and the Canberra Central suburbs of Lyneham, O’Connor and Turner; and
MOLONGLO, a five member electorate comprising the districts of Canberra central (excluding the suburbs of Lyneham, O’Connor and Turner), Molonglo Valley, Weston Creek, Woden Valley (excluding the suburbs of Chifley, Farrer, Pearce and Torrens), Jerrabomberra (including the entire suburb of Hume), Kowen, Majura, and Stromlo.[/box]

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