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East Metropolitan Region
North Metropolitan Region
South Metropolitan Region

Some original suggestions supported the creation of an additional metropolitan district and further submissions in the objections phase acknowledged this decision but preferred other locations. However, none of the objections contained arguments sufficiently convincing to persuade the Commissioners to change their proposal. After re-examining the options available, the Commissioners determined that the proposal to create a new electoral district called Baldivis should stand. While not alleviating all pressure points, this will deliver more clearly defined boundaries across the entire Perth metropolitan area than would be the case if the new district were to be located in either the North or East Metropolitan Regions.

The Commissioners were persuaded, however, not to proceed with a proposal to transfer the district of Mount Lawley to the North Metropolitan Region in a straight swap with the district of Girrawheen. While the Commissioners consider that Mount Lawley shares an equal affinity with both regions, they were convinced by the view of some objectors that Girrawheen remains a better fit in the North Metropolitan Region.

Table 9:  Numbers of parliamentary representatives and electors by Metropolitan regions after final boundary changes

Metro region

No. of Legislative Council representatives per region

(6 per region)

No. of Legislative Assembly representatives
per region

(1 per district)

Number of electors at close of electoral roll1
after final boundary changes

East Metropolitan

6

14

362,932

North Metropolitan

6

14

362,608

South Metropolitan

6

15

377,634

Total

18

43

1,103,174

Average district enrolment – Metropolitan

 

 

25,655

VFADE

 

 

+ 2.94%

1    Electoral roll closed on 9 March 2015

East Metropolitan Region

There will be 14 districts comprising the East Metropolitan Region, the same number following the 2011 division:

Armadale

Gains:                       Remainder of Hilbert

Bassendean

Gains:                       Parts of Bayswater and Embleton east of Tonkin Highway

Belmont

Gains:                       Remainder of South Guildford, part of Burswood north of Great Eastern Highway and part of Hazelmere west of Roe Highway

Darling Range

Gains:                      Gorrie, Malmalling and The Lakes, parts of Baldivis, Karnup and Wellard east of the Kwinana Freeway, parts of Mundaring and Sawyers Valley south of Great Eastern Highway,  part of Carmel east of Glenisla Road, part of Keralup north of South Metropolitan Region Boundary and part of Pickering Brook east of Canning Road

Cedes:                    Forrestdale, Harrisdale and Piara Waters, remainder of Hilbert and a small part of Canning Mills west of Canning Road

Forrestfield

Gains:                     Remainder of Forrestfield locality

Cedes:                    Part of Kenwick south of the Kenwick Link and part of Maddington south of Albany Highway and The Crescent

Kalamunda

Gains:                    Glen Forrest, Hovea, Mahogany Creek, Parkerville, Stoneville, part of Mundaring north of Great Eastern Highway and a small part of Canning Mills west of Canning Road

Cedes:                  Remainder of Forrestfield locality, remainder of Maddington, part of Carmel east of Glenisla Road, part of Martin west of the Tonkin Highway and a small part of Pickering Brook east of Canning Road

Maylands

Gains:                   Part of Inglewood south of Eighth Avenue and east of Walter Road West

Cedes:                 Parts of Bayswater and Embleton east of the Tonkin Highway

Midland

Gains:                  Caversham, remainder of Swan View and south-east corner of West Swan locality

Cedes:                 Remainder of South Guildford and part of Hazelmere west of Roe Highway

Mirrabooka     No change

Morley               No change

Mount Lawley

Gains:                  Part of Mount Lawley locality except south of Vincent Street

Cedes:                Part of Inglewood south of Eighth Avenue and east of Walter Road West

Swan Hills

Gains:                  Ellenbrook

Cedes:                Baskerville, Glen Forrest, Gorrie, Herne Hill, Hovea, Mahogany Creek, Malmalling, Millendon, Mundaring, Parkerville, Stoneville, The Lakes, remainder of Middle Swan, remainder of Swan View, part of Belhus south of West Swan Road, part of Red Hill north of Toodyay Road, part of Sawyers Valley south of Great Eastern Highway and the south-west part of Upper Swan

Thornlie (formerly Gosnells)

Gains:                Remainder of Thornlie locality, part of Beckenham south of Roe Highway, part of Kenwick south of the Kenwick Link, part of Maddington south-east of Maddington Road and Albany Highway, and part of Martin west of the Tonkin Highway

Cedes:              Part of Gosnells south of Corfield Street and east of Verna Street

West Swan

Gains:               Banksia Grove, Baskerville, Gnangara, Herne Hill, Jandabup, Mariginiup, Millendon, Wangara, remainder of Cullacabardee, part of Belhus south of West Swan Road, part of Middle Swan north of Roe-Reid Highways,
                             part of Red Hill north of Toodyay Road, part of Upper Swan west of Great Northern Highway and part of Wanneroo locality east of Lenore Road

Cedes:             Caversham, Ellenbrook and the south east corner of West Swan locality

East Metropolitan Region gains Banksia Grove, Gnangara, Jandabup, Mariginiup, Wangara, remainder of Cullacabardee, remainder of Mount Lawley locality except south of Vincent Street, and part of Wanneroo locality east of Lenore Road from the North Metropolitan Region.

It also gains the remainder of Thornlie locality and part of Beckenham south of Roe Highway, part of Burswood north of Great Eastern Highway, parts of Baldivis, Karnup and Wellard east of Kwinana Freeway, and part of Keralup north of South Metropolitan Region boundary.

It also cedes Forrestdale, Harrisdale, Piara Waters, and part of Gosnells south of Corfield Road and east of Verna Street.

This reapportionment means that all districts are within the permitted tolerance range as indicated in Table 10.

Table 10:  East Metropolitan Region and Districts - Number of electors per district after final boundary changes

District1

Electors
(after final boundary changes)

Variation
from ADE2

Armadale

25,808

+ 3.55%

Bassendean

26,325

+ 5.63%

Belmont

24,155

- 3.08%

Darling Range

26,624

+ 6.83%

Forrestfield

25,673

+ 3.01%

Kalamunda

26,112

+ 4.77%

Maylands

25,851

+ 3.72%

Midland

26,490

+ 6.29%

Mirrabooka

26,376

+ 5.83%

Morley

24,540

- 1.54%

Mount Lawley

26,587

+ 6.68%

Swan Hills

26,987

+ 8.28%

Thornlie3 (formerly Gosnells)

26,869

+ 7.81%

West Swan

24,535

- 1.56%

Total

362,932

 

1    Note that districts retaining the same name may not necessarily retain the same boundaries.

2     Average District Enrolment at 9 March 2015.

3     Note that boundaries of Thornlie do not correspond with former district of Thornlie.

East Metropolitan Region map (PDF, 2.02 MB)

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Commentary

West Swan

Some objectors disapproved of the proposal to place the locality of Banksia Grove in the district of West Swan, suggesting that it shares a community of interest with the North Metropolitan district of Wanneroo. This area cannot be considered in isolation. Based on elector numbers, Banksia Grove could only be included in Wanneroo if other localities were excluded, namely the transfer of the localities of Pearsall and Hocking to Girrawheen district and, in turn, the transfer of Landsdale locality from Girrawheen to West Swan. The Commissioners consider that Landsdale shares a stronger community of interest with the district of Girrawheen and were not persuaded to adopt the suggestion.

Some objectors proposed changes to these districts, and others in the northern metropolitan area, on the basis that they could be offset by keeping the locality of Ellenbrook split, albeit using slightly different boundaries from those currently in place. The Commissioners were not persuaded to adopt these changes, noting the potential impact on the clarity of boundaries in this and surrounding districts.

Two objectors suggested that a small pocket of residences in the locality of Madeley, adjacent to Wanneroo Road and the northern side of Gnangara Road, share a more immediate community of interest with the adjoining district of Girrawheen than with West Swan. The Commissioners find the arguments relating to this particular area convincing, noting also that the suggestion would have negligible impact on elector numbers, and have determined to implement the change.

Some objectors suggested that communities of interest and a better shape would be achieved for the district if the locality of Melaleuca and the remainder of Bullsbrook were transferred to the district of Swan Hills. This put the district closer to the maximum permitted tolerance (+ 8.28 per cent) than was ideal but, on balance, the Commissioners were persuaded to implement this change.

Mirrabooka

Some objectors expressed concern that the locality of Ballajura has remained split between the district of Mirrabooka and the adjoining district of West Swan. The Commissioners were mindful that the splitting of localities is never desirable but note that high elector numbers in districts adjacent to Mirrabooka mean that uniting Ballajura would necessarily lead to splitting other adjacent localities. The net effect was not an improvement for communities and so the Commissioners were not persuaded to change Ballajura.

Mount Lawley

One objector observed that the boundary proposed between Mount Lawley and Maylands did not provide a clear line of demarcation. The Commissioners have determined to adopt a more substantive boundary following Central Avenue and Walter Road West through to its intersection with Wellington Road. This ensures stability by maintaining most of the boundary adopted at the previous division and unites the locality of Inglewood in the district of Maylands with the exception of the Mount Lawley Golf Course which remains in Mount Lawley district.

The Commissioners were unable to accede to a request by another objector to retain a section of the City of Vincent (to the south of Vincent Street, bounded by Norfolk and Harold streets) in this district because of the less favourable flow-on effects for Perth district which needed to reduce elector numbers in recognition of trends in demographic change.

Belmont

An objection signed by 113 residents requested that the locality of Hazelmere be recognised for its urban rather than just industrial features and, therefore, remain in the district of Midland rather than being transferred to the adjoining district of Belmont. This was a further example of competing needs when elector numbers and objectors’ wishes differ. The Commissioners, who have also had to take into account low elector numbers in Belmont, determined that the best option was to increase elector numbers with the inclusion of Hazelmere.

Kalamunda

Two objections suggested changes to the proposed boundaries for the district of Kalamunda near the township of Mundaring. However, the Commissioners decided to reaffirm their original proposal on the basis that the suggested alternatives would seriously compromise elector numbers in that district.

Armadale map (PDF, 1.53 MB) Darling Range map (PDF, 2.09 MB) Maylands  map (PDF, 1.73 MB) Morley map (PDF, 1.46 MB) Thornlie map (PDF, 1.81 MB)
Bassendean map (PDF, 1.5 MB) Forrestfield map (PDF, 1.77 MB) Midland map (PDF, 1.66 MB) Mount Lawley map (PDF, 1.77 MB) West Swan map (PDF, 2.01 MB)
Belmont map (PDF, 2.37 MB) Kalamunda map (PDF, 1.76 MB) Mirrabooka map (PDF, 1.57 MB) Swan Hills map (PDF, 1.58 MB)  

Note: These maps are highly detailed and are designed to be printed in colour at A3 size. Copies of maps at this scale are available from Electoral Boundaries WA on request.

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North Metropolitan Region

There will be 14 districts comprising the North Metropolitan Region, the same number following the 2011 division:

Balcatta

Gains:             Remainder of Hamersley

Burns Beach (formerly Ocean Reef)

Gains:            Clarkson, remainder of Tamala Park, part of Joondalup locality north of Moore Drive and west of Joondalup Drive, and part of Neerabup west of Wanneroo Road

Cedes:           Mullaloo and Ocean Reef

Butler

Cedes:           Banksia Grove, Clarkson, Neerabup, Pinjar, remainder of Tamala Park and parts of Carabooda, Nowergup and Yanchep east of Wanneroo Road-Indian Ocean Drive

Carine

Gains:            Part of Marmion except north of Freeman Way, part of Sorrento south of High Street and the north-east corner of Trigg north of Lynn Street

Cedes:           Part of Trigg west of Marmion Avenue and west of West Coast Drive

Churchlands

Gains:            Part of City Beach and Scarborough localities located in City of Stirling

Cedes:           Remainder of Mount Claremont, part of City Beach south of Oceanic Drive, part of Floreat east of Perry Lakes Drive and part of Scarborough locality north of Peasholm Street

Cottesloe

Gains:            Remainder of Mount Claremont, part of Dalkeith north of Watkins Road and part of City Beach south of Oceanic Drive

Cedes:           Part of Claremont east of Bay Road and east of Victoria Avenue

Girrawheen

Gains:            Remainder of Landsdale and remainder of Madeley

Cedes:           Remainder of Cullacabardee, remainder of Hamersley and remainder of Warwick

Hillarys

Gains:            Craigie and a small part of Beldon east of Craigie Drive

Cedes:           Marmion except north of Freeman Way and a small part of Sorrento south of High Street

Joondalup

Gains:            Mullaloo and Ocean Reef

Cedes:           Craigie, a small part of Beldon east of Craigie Drive, and Joondalup locality north of Moore Drive and west of Joondalup Drive

Kingsley

Gains:            Remainder of Warwick

Nedlands

Gains:            Part of Floreat east of Perry Lakes Drive and part of Claremont east of Bay Road and Victoria Avenue

Cedes:           Part of Dalkeith north of Watkins Road

Perth

Cedes:           Part of Mount Lawley locality except south of Vincent Street

Scarborough

Gains:            Part of Scarborough locality north of Peasholm Street and part of Trigg west of Marmion Avenue and west of West Coast Drive

Cedes:           Remainder of City Beach, part of Scarborough locality located in City of Stirling and part of Trigg north of Lynn Street

Wanneroo

Gains:            Pinjar and parts of Carabooda, Neerabup, Nowergup and Yanchep east of Wanneroo Road-Indian Ocean Drive

Cedes:           Gnangara, Jandabup, Mariginiup, Wangara, remainder of Landsdale, remainder of Madeley and part of Wanneroo locality east of Lenore Road

North Metropolitan Region cedes Banksia Grove, Gnangara, Jandabup, Mariginiup, Wangara, remainder of Cullacabardee, part of Mount Lawley locality except south of Vincent Street, and part of Wanneroo locality east of Lenore Road to the East Metropolitan Region.

This reapportionment means that all districts are within the permitted tolerance range as indicated in Table 11.

Table 11:  North Metropolitan Region and Districts - Number of electors per district after final boundary changes

District1

Electors
(after final boundary changes)

Variation
from ADE2

Balcatta

26,889

+ 7.89%

Burns Beach (formerly Ocean Reef)

26,000

+ 4.32%

Butler

23,131

- 7.19%

Carine

26,638

+ 6.88%

Churchlands

25,822

+ 3.61%

Cottesloe

26,034

+ 4.46%

Girrawheen

26,045

+ 4.50%

Hillarys

26,698

+ 7.12%

Joondalup

26,671

+ 7.01%

Kingsley

26,192

+ 5.09%

Nedlands

25,441

+ 2.08%

Perth

26,122

+ 4.81%

Scarborough

25,458

+ 2.15%

Wanneroo

25,467

+ 2.18%

Total

362,608

 

   

1     Note that districts retaining the same name may not necessarily retain the same boundaries.
2     Average District Enrolment at 9 March 2015.

North Metropolitan Region map (PDF, 1.87 MB)

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Commentary

One objector suggested a minor change to the boundary proposed between the districts of Hillarys and Joondalup using Craigie Drive rather than Coyle Road to provide a clearer line of demarcation than that set out in the 2015 Proposals Report. The Commissioners adopted this suggestion and were also persuaded to adopt a suggestion from the same objector that the light industrial area of Osborne Park remain in the district of Scarborough rather than being transferred to the district of Balcatta, the end result affecting few electors but providing a clearer boundary following the Mitchell Freeway.

No other changes were made to the boundaries proposed for the North Metropolitan Region.

Balcatta map (PDF, 1.54 MB) Carine map (PDF, 1.49 MB) Girrawheen map (PDF, 1.51 MB) Kingsley map (PDF, 1.58 MB) Scarborough map (PDF, 1.62 MB)
Burns Beach map (PDF, 1.39 MB) Churchlands map (PDF, 1.52 MB) Hillarys map (PDF, 1.48 MB) Nedlands map (PDF, 1.48 MB) Wanneroo map (PDF, 1.43 MB)
Butler map (PDF, 1.1 MB) Cottesloe map (PDF, 1.44 MB) Joondalup map (PDF, 1.69 MB) Perth map (PDF, 1.89 MB)  

Note: These maps are highly detailed and are designed to be printed in colour at A3 size. Copies of maps at this scale are available from Electoral Boundaries WA on request.

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South Metropolitan Region

There will be a new district named Baldivis created in South Metropolitan Region, bringing the number of districts to 15.

Baldivis

Gains:            Bertram, part of Baldivis locality west of the Kwinana Freeway and north of Sixty Eight Road and Karnup Road, part of Cooloongup east of Ennis Avenue and south of the southern section of Wooramel Way, part of Leda south of Gilmore Avenue, part of Waikiki east of Read Street and south of Goongarrie Drive, and part of Wellard west of the Kwinana Freeway

Bateman

Gains:            Applecross, Ardross, remainder of Booragoon, part of Alfred Cove east of North Lake Road and part of Mount Pleasant north of Canning Avenue

Cedes:           Bullcreek, Murdoch, remainder of Kardinya, parts of Brentwood and Mount Pleasant east of the Kwinana Freeway, and part of Myaree west of North Lake Road

Bicton

Gains:            Remainder of Melville, part of East Fremantle east of Stirling Highway, part of Fremantle locality east of Stirling Highway and north of High Street, part of Myaree west of North Lake Road, and part of Palmyra north of Leach Highway

Cedes:           Applecross, Ardross, remainder of Booragoon, remainder of Mount Pleasant and part of Alfred Cove east of North Lake Road

Cannington

Gains:            Parkwood, parts of Bentley and Welshpool east of Leach Highway, and part of Riverton east of Riley Road

Cedes:           Wilson, remainder of Thornlie locality and part of Beckenham south of Roe Highway

Cockburn

Gains:             Remainder of Coogee

Cedes:           Hammond Park, Henderson, Wattleup, remainder of Bibra Lake and remainder of North Coogee

Fremantle

Gains:            Hilton, remainder of Hamilton Hill, remainder of North Coogee, part of O’Connor west of Stock Road and part of Spearwood north of Spearwood Avenue

Cedes:           Remainder of Coogee, part of East Fremantle east of Stirling Highway, part of Fremantle locality east of Stirling Highway and north of High Street, and part of Palmyra north of Leach Highway

Jandakot

Gains:            Forrestdale, Harrisdale, Piara Waters, and part of Canning Vale north of Acourt Road and south of Roe Highway

Cedes:           Atwell, Aubin Grove, North Lake, remainder of Bibra Lake, remainder of South Lake and part of Banjup south of Armadale Road

Kwinana

Gains:            Atwell, Aubin Grove, Hammond Park, Henderson, Wattleup, part of Banjup south of Armadale Road and part of East Rockingham north of Charles Street

Cedes:           Baldivis locality, Bertram, Cooloongup, Waikiki, Wellard and part of Leda south of Gilmore Avenue

Riverton

Gains:            Bull Creek, and part of Brentwood and Mount Pleasant east of the Kwinana Freeway

Cedes:           Parkwood, remainder of Canning Vale and part of Riverton east of Riley Road

Rockingham

Gains:            Remainder of Rockingham locality, and part of Waikiki north of Hokin Street and east of Fendam Street

Cedes:           Part of East Rockingham north of Charles Street and part of Cooloongup south of the southern section of Wooramel Way

Southern River

Gains:            Gosnells south of Corfield Street and east of Verna Street

Cedes:           Canning Vale south of Ranford Road and west of Nicholson Road

South Perth

Gains:            Remainder of Kensington, remainder of South Perth locality, part of Victoria Park locality south of Berwick Street and a small part of Bentley in Town of Victoria Park

Victoria Park

Gains:            Wilson

Cedes:           Remainder of Kensington, remainder of South Perth locality, part of Burswood north of Great Eastern Highway, parts of Bentley and Welshpool east of Leach Highway, part of Victoria Park locality south of Berwick Street and a small part of Bentley in Town of Victoria Park

Warnbro

Cedes:           Keralup, part of Baldivis locality north of Sixty Eight Road and east of Kwinana Freeway, part of Karnup east of the Kwinana Freeway, and a small part of Waikiki north of Hokin Street and east of Fendam Street

Willagee

Gains:            Bibra Lake, Murdoch, North Lake, remainder of Kardinya and part of South Lake north of Berrigan Drive

Cedes:           Hilton, remainder of Hamilton Hill, remainder of Melville, remainder of Spearwood and part of O’Connor west of Stock Road

South Metropolitan Region gains district of Baldivis, Forrestdale, Harrisdale, Piara Waters, and part of Gosnells south of Corfield Street and east of Verna Street.

It also cedes the remainder of Thornlie, parts of Baldivis, Karnup and Wellard localities east of Kwinana Freeway, part of Beckenham south of Roe Highway, part of Burswood north of Great Eastern Highway and part of Keralup north of South Metropolitan Region boundary

This reapportionment means that all districts are within the permitted tolerance range as indicated in Table 12.

Table 12:   South Metropolitan Region and Districts - Number of electors per district after final boundary changes

District1

Electors
(after final boundary changes)

Variation
from ADE2

Baldivis

24,065

- 3.44%

Bateman

25,371

+ 1.80%

Bicton (formerly Alfred Cove)

24,640

- 1.14%

Cannington

24,881

- 0.17%

Cockburn

25,309

+ 1.55%

Fremantle

25,801

+ 3.52%

Jandakot

25,278

+ 1.42%

Kwinana

22,951

- 7.91%

Riverton

25,200

+ 1.11%

Rockingham

25,423

+ 2.01%

Southern River

25,329

+ 1.63%

South Perth

26,896

+ 7.92%

Victoria Park

26,633

+ 6.86%

Warnbro

25,218

+ 1.18%

Willagee

24,639

- 1.14%

Total

377,634

 

1     Note that districts retaining the same name may not necessarily retain the same boundaries.

2        Average District Enrolment at 9 March 2015.

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Commentary

Baldivis

Further to the discussions previously about the new district of Baldivis, a number of submissions supported the overall thrust of the 2015 Proposals Report for the South Metropolitan Region. One objector, however, proposed that the locality of Bertram be transferred from Baldivis to the district of Kwinana, balancing elector numbers in Baldivis through the addition of the locality of Cooloongup from the Rockingham district. The Commissioners were not persuaded by this proposal, noting that it would reduce elector numbers in Rockingham very close to the minimum permitted tolerance. However, they were persuaded to leave the locality of The Spectacles wholly within Kwinana district noting the challenges of access to this small part of the locality.

Thornlie

Two objectors jointly suggested that the remainder of the locality of Thornlie between the Roe Highway and the Forrestfield to Kwinana railway line be transferred from the district of Cannington to the district of Thornlie (Gosnells). The Commissioners found this submission to be persuasive in that it reunited the locality of Thornlie in the one district without compromising elector numbers in either the district of Thornlie or the adjacent Cannington.

Riverton

One objector advocated that to avoid splitting localities the whole of Riverton locality should remain in the district that bears its name. While this appears desirable when viewed in isolation, the Commissioners were nevertheless concerned by the significant reduction in elector numbers that would result in the adjoining district of Cannington and the usefulness of the Riverton locality boundary in defining a community of interest. They were not convinced that the suggestion should be implemented.

Armadale

The Commissioners were persuaded by an objection to a boundary adjustment which would have resulted in the locality of Hilbert south of Rowley Road being transferred from the Armadale district to the Darling Range district and decided not to proceed with the proposal, noting that this would not impact on elector numbers.

Cockburn

The local member suggested a small change to the southern boundary proposed for the district of Cockburn to enable the Australian Marine Complex and most of the adjacent industrial area in the Henderson locality to remain within the district. However the Commissioners were not persuaded to alter the boundary, noting that as proposed it will enable the whole of the industrial zone in that region to remain together in the one district.

No other changes were made to the boundaries proposed for the South Metropolitan Region.

Baldivis map (PDF, 1.66 MB) Cannington map (PDF, 1.98 MB) Jandakot map (PDF, 1.83 MB) Rockingham map (PDF, 1.41 MB) Victoria Park map (PDF, 1.83 MB)
Bateman map (PDF, 1.5 MB) Cockburn map (PDF, 1.42 MB) Kwinana map (PDF, 1.63 MB) South Perth map (PDF, 1.64 MB) Warnbro map (PDF, 1.25 MB)
Bicton map (PDF, 1.5 MB) Fremantle map (PDF, 1.44 MB) Riverton map (PDF, 1.47 MB) Southern River map (PDF, 1.97 MB) Willagee map (PDF, 1.53 MB)

Note: These maps are highly detailed and are designed to be printed in colour at A3 size. Copies of maps at this scale are available from Electoral Boundaries WA on request.

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Total votes: 655