THE proposed redistribution of five Canberra electorates have been announced today (May 7) in preparation for next year’s October 17 election.
The ACT electoral commissioner Damian Cantwell says the ACT Redistribution Committee has not proposed any change to the names of the electorates, meaning the ACT will continue to be divided into electorates Brindabella, Ginninderra, Kurrajong, Murrumbidgee and Yerrabi.
“One key requirement for an ACT redistribution is ensuring that electoral enrolment in each electorate will be within +/- 5 per cent of the quota at the time of the next election,” Mr Cantwell says.
“This requirement is aimed at ensuring ‘one vote, one value’. The quota is 1/5 of the ACT total enrolment. Each of the proposed electorates meets this requirement.”
The Redistribution Committee has proposed that the five electorates for the ACT Legislative Assembly be as follows:
Brindabella will be a five-member electorate comprising the district of Tuggeranong (excluding the section of the Tuggeranong suburb of Kambah that is east of Drakeford Drive, and that portion of Tuggeranong District between Drakeford Drive and Athllon Drive) and the districts of Booth, Cotter River, Paddy’s River, Rendezvous Creek, Tennent and Mount Clear.
Ginninderra will be a five-member electorate comprising the district of Belconnen (excluding the suburbs of Giralang and Kaleen);
Kurrajong will be a five-member electorate comprising the district of Canberra Central (excluding the suburbs of Deakin and Yarralumla), and the districts of Jerrabomberra (including the entire suburb of Hume), Kowen and Majura.
Murrumbidgee will be a five-member electorate comprising the districts of Molonglo Valley, Weston Creek, Woden Valley, Coree (including the village of Uriarra) and Stromlo, the section of the Tuggeranong suburb of Kambah that is East of Drakeford Drive, and that portion of Tuggeranong District between Drakeford Drive and Athllon Drive, and the Canberra Central suburbs of Deakin and Yarralumla.
Yerrabi will be a five-member electorate comprising the districts of Gungahlin and Hall and the Belconnen district suburbs of Giralang and Kaleen.
Mr Cantwell says members of the public are invited to make written objections to the proposal to the augmented ACT Electoral Commission before June 3.