The augmented Electoral Commission for Western Australia today announced the outcome of its deliberations on the names and boundaries of the 15 federal electoral divisions in Western Australia.
The Hon. Justice Susan Kenny AM, the presiding member, thanked the individuals and organisations who contributed to the redistribution.
“All written objections and comments, as well as the information presented at the inquiry in Perth, have been carefully considered in deciding the final boundaries,” Justice Kenny said.
“The augmented Electoral Commission has unanimously agreed to modify the boundaries of 13 of the electoral divisions initially proposed in March.”
As a result of these modifications, fewer electors will change their electoral division. Two electoral divisions, the Divisions of Brand and Fremantle, will now retain the same boundaries that were in place at the previous federal election.
The augmented Electoral Commission has unanimously accepted the Redistribution Committee’s proposed abolition of the Division of Stirling, proposed electoral division names and many of the boundary changes initially proposed.
The augmented Electoral Commission has modified the Redistribution Committee’s initial redistribution proposal by placing:
The augmented Electoral Commission has also made a small number of minor alterations, involving no elector movement, to adhere to features or administrative boundaries as a means of providing more easily recognisable electoral division boundaries.
The augmented Electoral Commission has adopted all of the names proposed by the Redistribution Committee for Western Australia. This includes:
The augmented Electoral Commission notes this proposal is not significantly different from the Redistribution Committee’s proposal. Therefore, no further input from members of the public will be sought.
The names and boundaries of the federal electoral divisions for Western Australia will apply from Monday 2 August 2021 when a notice of determination is published in the Commonwealth Government Notices Gazette. Electoral events will not be contested on these new federal electoral divisions until a writ is issued for a full federal election.
Overview maps will be available on the AEC website on Monday 2 August 2021. Detailed maps and a report outlining the augmented Electoral Commission's reasons for its formal determination will be tabled in the Federal Parliament and will subsequently be made publicly available.