Electoral district of Kurwongbah
Map of Kurwongbah, 2017
|Dates current||1992–2009, 2017–present|
|Party||Australian Labor Party|
|Area||113 km2 (43.6 sq mi)|
Kurwongbah is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland from 1992 to 2009, and was re-introduced for the 2017 state election. It is named after Lake Kurwongbah.The district is based in the Moreton Bay Region.
Prior to its abolition, it included the suburbs of Kurwongbah, Bray Park, Eatons Hill, Samsonvale and Strathpine. The seat was first contested at the 1992 state election, essentially as a reconfigured version of Pine Rivers.
In 2008, Kurwongbah was abolished—with effect at the 2009 state election—as a result of the redistribution undertaken by the Electoral Commission of Queensland. It was replaced by a recreated Pine Rivers, which is very similar in form to the old Kurwongbah.
In the 2017 redistribution, Kurwongbah was created again, largely replacing the abolished seat of Kallangur. However, as the suburb of Kallangur is not in the new electorate, the electoral district needed to be renamed. It was named Kurwongbah after Lake Kurwongbah.
From results of the 2015 state election, Kurwongbah was estimated to be a safe seat for the Labor Party with a margin of 7.1% coming into the 2017 state election. The prediction was accurate as Labor won the seat.
Members for Kurwongbah
|First incarnation (1992–2009)|
|Second incarnation (2017–present)|
|Liberal National||Allan Cook||7,247||24.5||−14.4|
|One Nation||Karen Haddock||6,452||21.8||+21.8|
|Total formal votes||29,607||95.6||−2.1|
|Liberal National||Allan Cook||12,733||43.0||+0.1|
- Electoral districts of Queensland
- Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly by year
- Category:Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly by name
- Queensland Redistribution Commission (26 May 2017). "Determination of Queensland's Legislative Assembly Electoral Districts" (PDF). Queensland Government Gazette. p. 192. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
- Green, Antony. "2017 Queensland Redistribution". ABC Elections. Archived from the original on 5 November 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
- 2017 State General Election - Kurwongbah - District Summary, ECQ.