Electoral district of Dawesville
Western Australia—Legislative Assembly
|MP||Dr Kim Hames|
|Area||128 km2 (49.4 sq mi)|
Dawesville was created at the 1994 redistribution due to the rapid population growth in the Mandurah region. It had previously been part of the seat of Murray, with a small portion in Mandurah. Its initial member following its first contest at the 1996 election was Arthur Marshall, the former member for Murray. At the 2005 election, it was won by former Court minister Dr Kim Hames, who had been the member for Yokine but lost to Labor's Bob Kucera in 2001. Despite being a smaller quota seat under the previous system of electoral malapportionment, the 2005 one vote one value reforms did not significantly affect the seat due to rapid population growth.
Dawesville takes in the southwestern suburbs of Mandurah between the Harvey Estuary and the Indian Ocean, crossing the Dawesville Cut and including the suburbs of Halls Head, Erskine, Falcon, Wannanup, Dawesville, Bouvard and Herron. As of the 2007 redistribution it now includes areas immediately south of Mandurah's city centre such as Dudley Park and part of Coodanup, an area which is historically more Labor-oriented than the rest of the electorate.
Members for Dawesville
|Dr Kim Hames||Liberal||2005–present|
|Western Australian state election, 2013: Dawesville|
|WA Nationals||Bryn Butler||488||2.3||+2.3|
|Family First||Brenton Baker||357||1.7||–0.9|
|Total formal votes||20,899||94.2||-1.1|
- "Electoral Distributions Act 1947 - Division of the State into Six Electoral Regions and 57 Electoral Districts by the Electoral Distribution Commissioners". Western Australia Government Gazette. 28 November 1994. p. 1994:6135-6327.
- Western Australian Electoral Commission (29 October 2007). "2003 Electoral Distribution - Final Boundaries - North Metropolitan - Cottesloe". Retrieved 2008-08-08.
- Electorate Profile (Antony Green, ABC)