Yerrabi electorate

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Yerrabi
Australian Capital TerritoryLegislative Assembly
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Territory Australian Capital Territory
Created2016
Electors 59,892 (2020)
Area99 km2 (38.2 sq mi)
Coordinates 35°10′55″S149°7′44″E / 35.18194°S 149.12889°E / -35.18194; 149.12889 Coordinates: 35°10′55″S149°7′44″E / 35.18194°S 149.12889°E / -35.18194; 149.12889

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.

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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) Legislative Assembly, 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 which is one of the main water features in the Gungahlin district.

Location

The Yerrabi electorate comprises the entire district of Gungahlin, including the suburbs of Amaroo, Bonner, Casey, Crace, Forde, Franklin, Gungahlin, Harrison, Jacka, Moncrieff, Ngunnawal, Nicholls, Palmerston, Taylor, Throsby, the Belconnen district suburbs of Giralang and Kaleen and the Township of Hall.

When created in 2016 the Yerrabi electorate additionally included the Belconnen suburbs of Evatt, Lawson and McKellar, however following the 2019 electoral redistribution, these suburbs were transferred to the Ginninderra electorate for the 2020 ACT election, [2] making Yerrabi the smallest ACT electorate with an area of 99 km2.

Members

YearMemberPartyMemberPartyMemberPartyMemberPartyMemberParty
2016   Michael Pettersson Labor   Suzanne Orr Labor   Meegan Fitzharris Labor   James Milligan Liberal   Alistair Coe Liberal
2019  Deepak-Raj Gupta Labor
2020   Andrew Braddock Greens   Leanne Castley Liberal
2021  James Milligan Liberal

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References

  1. "Electorates 2016 election". Elections ACT. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  2. "Electorates 2020 election". Elections ACT. Retrieved 21 June 2020.