Electoral district of Ballina
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
|State||New South Wales|
|Namesake||Ballina, New South Wales|
|Area||1,059.16 km2 (408.9 sq mi)|
Ballina was originally created in 1894, when the three-member electorate of Richmond was divided into Richmond, Lismore and Ballina. In 1904, Ballina was replaced by Byron. In 1988, a recreated Ballina and Murwillumbah replaced Byron.
The 2004 redistribution of electoral districts estimated that the electoral district would have 47,246 electors on 29 April 2007. At the 2007 election it encompassed all of Ballina Shire (including Ballina, Alstonville, Lennox Head and Wollongbar) and most of the populated areas of Byron Shire (including Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, Suffolk Park, Brunswick Heads, South Golden Beach and Bangalow).
The Greens won the seat of Ballina at the 2015 state election, bringing their lower house representation to three seats. It became the first rural seat in any Australian parliament to be won by the Greens.
Members for Ballina
|First incarnation (1894–1904)|
|Second incarnation (1988–present)|
|Don Page||The Nationals||1988–2015|
|Christian Democrats||Vyvyan Stott||679||1.4||−0.5|
|No Land Tax||Greg Zylber||291||0.6||+0.6|
|Total formal votes||47,458||97.7||+0.0|
|Greens gain from National||Swing||+20.1|