Electoral district of Kurwongbah

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Kurwongbah
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
Map of electoral district of Kurwongbah, 2017.pdf
Map of Kurwongbah, 2017
State Queensland
Dates current 1992–2009, 2017–present
MP Shane King
Party Australian Labor Party
Namesake Lake Kurwongbah
Electors 34,080 (2017)
Area 113 km2 (43.6 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°13′04″S 152°56′20″E / 27.2177°S 152.9390°E / -27.2177; 152.9390Coordinates: 27°13′04″S 152°56′20″E / 27.2177°S 152.9390°E / -27.2177; 152.9390

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.[1]

First incarnation[edit]

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.

Second incarnation[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2][3]

Members for Kurwongbah[edit]

First incarnation (1992–2009)
Member Party Term
  Margaret Woodgate Labor 1992–1997
  Linda Lavarch Labor 1997–2009
Second incarnation (2017–present)
Member Party Term
  Shane King Labor 2017–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2017: Kurwongbah[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Shane King 12,255 41.4 −6.0
Liberal National Allan Cook 7,247 24.5 −14.4
One Nation Karen Haddock 6,452 21.8 +21.8
Greens Rachel Doherty 2,519 8.5 +0.6
Independent Thor Prohaska 1,134 3.8 +3.8
Total formal votes 29,607 95.6 −2.1
Informal votes 1,374 4.4 +2.1
Turnout 30,981 89.1 −0.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Shane King 16,874 57.0 −0.1
Liberal National Allan Cook 12,733 43.0 +0.1
Labor hold Swing −0.1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ Green, Antony. "2017 Queensland Redistribution". ABC Elections. Archived from the original on 5 November 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b 2017 State General Election - Kurwongbah - District Summary, ECQ.

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