The Electoral Act 1907 (WA) requires that WA’s electoral boundaries be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure the number of voters in electoral districts remain within allowable limits.
The boundary changes will mean that the Plantagenet Shire alongside part of the Stirling Range National Park locality will re-join the Warren-Blackwood electorate, whilst the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup will become part of the Collie-Preston electorate.
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman MLA said, “The boundary changes mean the whole of Margaret River township and the localities of Burnside, Forest Grove and Witchcliffe will be united and included in my Warren-Blackwood Electorate. I have worked hard for the people in the Margaret River region and I am delighted that I will have the opportunity to continue to represent them.”
“It has been my privilege to represent the people of Donnybrook-Balingup, but the shift in electoral boundaries means I will not have that chance beyond the next State general election, expected in March 2017. I want to assure the residents of Donnybrook-Balingup that I will be working as hard as ever to continue providing them with effective representation in the lead up to the next election.”
“I look forward to once again representing the people of Mount Barker, Narrikup, Kendenup and Rocky Gully. These towns were removed from the electorate in 2013 and it is pleasing to see their return to Warren-Blackwood,” Mr Redman said.
Further detail on the boundary changes is available at www.boundaries.wa.gov.au