2001 Profile of the division of Robertson

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir John Robertson (1816–1891), former Premier of New South Wales (1860–1861, 1868–1870, 1875–1877 and 1885–1886).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 785 sq km from the Hawkesbury River in the south, west to Wiseman's Ferry, north along the Gosford City Council boundary to Mangrove Creek, generally east by Warre Warren Creek to again meet the Gosford City Council boundary. Then south-east following the Wyong Shire Boundary to the Sydney/Newcastle freeway, east to Serpentine Road and to Terrigal and then south by the coast to Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury River.

The main centres include Gosford, Terrigal and Woy Woy.

Products/Industries of the area:

Citrus and vegetable growing, poultry products, tourism, retail, service industries, light manufacturing and boat building.

First Proclaimed

1900/1901

Members

  • Jim Lloyd (LP) 1996–
  • F J Walker (ALP) 1990–96
  • B Cohen (ALP) 1969–90
  • C W Bridges-Maxwell (LP) 1964–69
  • R L Dean (LP) 1949–64
  • T F Williams (ALP) 1943–49
  • E S Spooner (UAP) 1940–43
  • S L Gardner (NAT/UAP) 1922–40
  • W M Fleming (LIB/NAT/NAT & FARMERS/CP) 1913–22
  • W J Johnson (ALP) 1910–13
  • H Willis (FT/ANTI-SOC) 1901–10

For Current Members information, browse the Parliament of Australia Members page.

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Provincial

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 80 631

Informal Vote: 2.91%

Turnout: 95.92%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 47.99%
  • LP: 52.01%

Enrolment: 82 618

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.76%
  • Preamble Question 0.88%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 95.77%
  • Preamble Question 95.79%

Enrolment: 84 366

Informal Vote: 6.11%

Turnout: 95.55%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 43.02%
  • LP: 56.98%
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