Electoral district of Burrup

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Burrup
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current1996–2005
Namesake Burrup Peninsula
Area64,021 km2 (24,718.6 sq mi)
Demographic Mining and Pastoral

Burrup was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1996 to 2005.

The Western Australian Legislative Assembly is elected from 59 single-member electoral districts. These districts are often referred to as electorates or seats.

Western Australian Legislative Assembly legislature of the State of Western Australia

The Western Australian Legislative Assembly, or lower house, is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of Western Australia, an Australian state. The Parliament sits in Parliament House in the Western Australian capital, Perth.

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The district was based in the rural north-west of Western Australia. Its population centres included Dampier, Karratha, Roebourne, Pannawonica, Paraburdoo, Tom Price, Wickham and Wittenoom.

Dampier, Western Australia Town in Western Australia

Dampier is a major industrial port in the Pilbara region in the northwest of Western Australia. It is located near the city of Karratha and Port Walcott.

Karratha, Western Australia City in Western Australia

Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. It was established in 1968 to accommodate the processing and exportation workforce of the Hamersley Iron mining company and, in the 1980s, the petroleum and liquefied natural gas operations of the North West Shelf Venture. At June 2018, Karratha had an urban population of 16,708. The city's name comes from the cattle station of the same name, which derives from a word in a local Aboriginal language meaning "good country" or "soft earth". The city is the seat of government of the City of Karratha, a local government area covering the surrounding region.

Roebourne, Western Australia Town in Western Australia

Roebourne is a former gold rush town in Western Australia's Pilbara region. It is 202 km from Port Hedland and 1,563 km from Perth, the state's capital. It prospered during its gold boom of the late 19th century and was once the largest settlement between Darwin and Perth. At the 2016 census, Roebourne and the surrounding area had a population of 981.

History

Burrup was first created for the 1996 state election and was abolished ahead of the 2005 state election. At its abolition, most of Burrup's territory was incorporated into the new district of North West Coastal, with the rest added to Central Kimberley-Pilbara.

1996 Western Australian state election

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 14 December 1996 to elect all 57 members to the Legislative Assembly and all 34 members to the Legislative Council. The Liberal–National coalition government, led by Premier Richard Court, won a second term in office against the Labor Party, led by Opposition Leader Dr Geoff Gallop since 15 October 1996.

2005 Western Australian state election

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 26 February 2005 to elect all 57 members to the Legislative Assembly and all 34 members to the Legislative Council. The Labor government, led by Premier Geoff Gallop, won a second term in office against the Liberal Party, led by Opposition Leader Colin Barnett.

Burrup was represented by Labor MP Fred Riebeling for its entire two terms. Prior to that, Riebeling had been the member for Ashburton. Subsequent to Burrup's abolition, he contested and won the seat of North West Coastal.

Fredrick (Fred) Riebeling is an Australian politician. He was a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1992 to 2008.

Ashburton was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1890 to 1901 and again from 1989 to 1996.

Members for Burrup

MemberPartyTerm
  Fred Riebeling Labor 1996–2005

Election results

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