Yerrabi electorate

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Yerrabi
Australian Capital TerritoryLegislative Assembly
ACT Electorates 2016 - Yerrabi.png
Territory Australian Capital Territory
Created 2016
Electors 58,895 (2016)
Area 117 km2 (45.2 sq mi)
Coordinates 35°11′3″S 149°6′34″E / 35.18417°S 149.10944°E / -35.18417; 149.10944Coordinates: 35°11′3″S 149°6′34″E / 35.18417°S 149.10944°E / -35.18417; 149.10944

The Yerrabi electorate is one of the five electorates for the unicameral 25-member Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly. It elected five members at the 2016 ACT election.

History

Yerrabi was created in 2016, when the five-electorate, 25-member Hare-Clark electoral system was first introduced for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), replacing the previous three-electorate, 17-member system. The word "Yerrabi" is derived from an Aboriginal word in the Ngunnawal language meaning "go", "walk" or "to leave",[1] and shares its name with Yerrabi Pond in Amaroo.

Location

The Yerrabi electorate consists of the districts of Gungahlin and Hall, as well as parts of northern Belconnen including the suburbs of Evatt, Giralang, Kaleen, Lawson and McKellar, and the part adjacent to the Barton Highway.

Members

Year Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party
2016   Meegan Fitzharris Labor   Michael Pettersson Labor   Suzanne Orr Labor   James Milligan Liberal   Alistair Coe Liberal

See also

References

  1. ^ "Electorates 2016 election". Elections ACT. Retrieved 16 September 2016. 
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