Eastern Metropolitan Region

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Eastern Metropolitan Region
VictoriaLegislative Council
VIC Eastern Metropolitan Region 2014.png
Location of Eastern Metropolitan Region (dark green) in Victoria
State Victoria
Created 2006
MP Bruce Atkinson (Liberal)
Richard Dalla-Riva (Liberal)
Mary Wooldridge (Liberal)
Shaun Leane (Labor)
Samantha Dunn (Green)
Party Liberal (3)
Labor (1), Greens (1)
Electors 464,876 (2014)
Area 420 km2 (162.2 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan
Coordinates 37°48′S 145°11′E / 37.800°S 145.183°E / -37.800; 145.183Coordinates: 37°48′S 145°11′E / 37.800°S 145.183°E / -37.800; 145.183

Eastern Metropolitan Region is one of the eight electoral regions in the state of Victoria, Australia, which elects five members to the Victorian Legislative Council (also referred to as the Upper House) by proportional representation. The region was created in 2006 by the 2005 reform of the Victorian Legislative Council.

The region extends from Melbourne's inner eastern suburbs of Bulleen and Doncaster, north across the Yarra River to Lower Plenty and Eltham, and across to Bayswater, Croydon and Ferntree Gully (in the Dandenong Ranges) in the east below the Dandenong Ranges. The most southerly suburb is Rowville. It comprises the Legislative Assembly districts of Bayswater, Box Hill, Bulleen, Croydon, Eltham, Ferntree Gully, Forest Hill, Ivanhoe, Mount Waverley, Ringwood and Warrandyte.

The current Eastern Metropolitan Region elected members at the 2014 state election. The Liberal Party won three seats, while the Australian Labor Party and the Victorian Greens each won one.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Richard Dalla-Riva Liberal 2006–present   Shaun Leane Labor 2006–present   Bruce Atkinson Liberal 2006–present   Brian Tee Labor 2006–2014   Jan Kronberg Liberal 2006–2014
  Samantha Dunn Greens 2014–present   Mary Wooldridge Liberal 2014–present

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