Division of Prospect

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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Prospect (green) in New South Wales
Created 1969
Abolished 2010
Namesake Prospect Reservoir
Electors 90,624
Area 164 km2 (63.3 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Prospect was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales from 1969 to 2010. It was located in the western suburbs of Sydney, and included the suburbs of Fairfield, Smithfield, Kemps Creek, St Clair, Horsley Park and those parts of the suburb of Prospect south of the Great Western Highway which were the least populous parts of the suburb. The Prospect Reservoir was located within the Division.

The origins of the Division date back to the redistribution of 21 November 1968, and was first contested at the 1969 Federal election. The seat was a safe Labor seat for its entire existence.

Following the 2009 redistribution of New South Wales, the division was renamed McMahon to honour former Prime Minister Sir William McMahon.[1] McMahon was first contested at the 2010 federal election.


Member Party Term
  Dick Klugman Labor 1969–1990
  Janice Crosio Labor 1990–2004
  Chris Bowen Labor 2004–2010

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