Electoral district of Doncaster

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Doncaster
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
State Victoria
Created 1976
Abolished 2014
Electors 36,523 (2010)
Area 25 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

The Electoral district of Doncaster was a metropolitan electorate of the Victorian Legislative Assembly,[1] located approximately 13 kilometres north-east of Melbourne. It was part of the Upper House Eastern Metropolitan Region and sat entirely within the City of Manningham.

Profile[edit]

Doncaster covered 25 square kilometres and comprised the majority of the suburbs of Doncaster, Doncaster East and Donvale, excluding portions of the northern parts of these suburbs, which all lie within the City of Manningham in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. A residential suburban electorate, Doncaster was a moderately hilly area north of the Koonung Creek and west of the Mullum Mullum Creek. Its urban features included predominantly low-density suburban dwellings, gardens and reserves, shopping centres and an abundance of sports amenities.

History[edit]

Prior to 1976, the area of Doncaster/Templestowe was included in the seats of South Bourke, Evelyn, Mernda and Box Hill. In 1976, rapidly increasing population led to the split-up of the seat of Box Hill into Doncaster and Box Hill.

Members for Doncaster[edit]

Member Party Term
  Morris Williams Liberal 1976–1988
  Victor Perton Liberal 1988–2006
  Mary Wooldridge Liberal 2006–2014

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2010: Doncaster
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Mary Wooldridge 20,417 62.73 +12.18
Labor Charles Pick 8,500 26.12 -6.55
Greens Nick Carson 2,616 8.04 +0.64
Family First Ken Smithies 1,015 3.12 -1.16
Total formal votes 32,548 95.28 -0.73
Informal votes 1,614 4.72 +0.73
Turnout 34,162 93.54 +0.00
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Mary Wooldridge 22,020 67.61 +9.49
Labor Charles Pick 10,549 32.39 -9.49
Liberal hold Swing +9.49

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 29 May 2014.