Named after the McPherson Range which forms the south western boundary of the division.
McPherson covers an area of approximately 355 sq km from the New South Wales border in the south to Clear Island Waters and Merrimac in the north, and west to Mudgeeraba and Springbrook. It takes in the major part of the tourist strip of the Gold Coast from the New South Wales border through Coolangatta, Tugun, Currumbin, Elanora, Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads, Robina, Varity Lakes, Merrimac and Clear Island Waters in the north. It also includes the hinterland areas of Mudgeeraba, Currumbin Valley, Tallebudgera Valley and Springbrook.
Tourism and associated industries and a variety of small industries.
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