Waverley Province

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Waverley Province
VictoriaLegislative Council
State Victoria
Created1976
Abolished2006
Area107 km2 (41.3 sq mi)
DemographicMetropolitan

Waverley Province was an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Council. It existed as a two-member electorate from 1976 to 2006, with members holding alternating eight-year terms. It was a marginal seat for its entire existence, often changing parties according to who held government at the time. It was abolished from the 2006 state election in the wake of the Bracks Labor government's reform of the Legislative Council.

Victorian Legislative Council upper house of the bicameral Parliament of Victoria, Australia

The Victorian Legislative Council (VLC) is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of Victoria, Australia; the lower house being the Legislative Assembly. Both houses sit at Parliament House in Spring Street, Melbourne. The Legislative Council serves as a house of review, in a similar fashion to its federal counterpart, the Australian Senate. Although it is possible for legislation to be first introduced in the Council, most bills receive their first hearing in the Legislative Assembly.

It was located in the south-east suburbs of Melbourne. In 2002, when it was last contested, it covered an area of 107 km2 and included the suburbs of Carnegie, Clayton, Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave, Noble Park, Oakleigh and Springvale.

Melbourne City in Victoria, Australia

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 2,080.5 km2 (803.3 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of approximately 5 million, and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".

Carnegie, Victoria Suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Carnegie is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Glen Eira. At the 2016 Census, Carnegie had a population of 17,388. Its postcode is 3163.

Clayton, Victoria Suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Clayton is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 19 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Monash. At the 2016 Census, Clayton had a population of 19,358.

Members for Waverley Province

Member 1PartyTerm
  Don Saltmarsh Liberal 1976–1982Member 2PartyTerm
  Tony Van Vliet Labor 1982 [d]   Cyril Kennedy Labor 1979–1992
  Brian Mier Labor 1982–1996  Andrew Brideson Liberal 1992–2006
  Maree Luckins Liberal 1996–2002
  John Lenders Labor 2002–2006
[d] Vliet died 16 October 1982


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