Electoral district of Maiwar

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QueenslandLegislative Assembly
Map of electoral district of Maiwar, 2017.pdf
Map of Maiwar, 2017
State Queensland
Dates current 2017–present
MP Michael Berkman
Party Greens
Namesake Indigenous name of the Brisbane River
Electors 36,869 (2017)
Area 37 km2 (14.3 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°29′39″S 152°58′32″E / 27.4942°S 152.9756°E / -27.4942; 152.9756Coordinates: 27°29′39″S 152°58′32″E / 27.4942°S 152.9756°E / -27.4942; 152.9756
Electorates around Maiwar:
Moggill Cooper Cooper
Moggill Maiwar South Brisbane
Mount Ommaney Miller Miller

Maiwar is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland, incorporating the inner western suburbs of Brisbane. It was created in the 2017 redistribution, and was first contested at the 2017 Queensland state election. It is named for the Indigenous name of the Brisbane River, which is the southern boundary of the electorate.[1]

It largely replaces areas of the abolished districts of Mount Coot-tha and Indooroopilly, north of the Brisbane River. Maiwar consists of the suburbs of Mount Coot-tha, Bardon, Auchenflower, Toowong, Taringa, Indooroopilly, St Lucia and Fig Tree Pocket.[1]

From results of the last election, Maiwar was estimated to be a marginal seat for the Liberal National Party with a margin of 3.0%.[2] The seat was won at the 2017 Queensland State election by Michael Berkman for the Australian Greens.[3]

Members for Maiwar[edit]

Member Party Term
  Michael Berkman Greens 2017–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2017: Maiwar[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Scott Emerson 13,352 41.9 −5.8
Greens Michael Berkman 8,850 27.8 +7.4
Labor Ali King 8,772 27.5 −1.5
Independent Anita Diamond 888 2.8 +2.8
Total formal votes 31,862 97.6 −1.1
Informal votes 785 2.4 +1.1
Turnout 32,647 86.8 +1.1
Two-candidate-preferred result
Greens Michael Berkman 16,449 51.6 +51.6
Liberal National Scott Emerson 15,413 48.4 −4.6
Greens gain from Liberal National Swing +4.6

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Queensland Redistribution Commission (26 May 2017). "Determination of Queensland's Legislative Assembly Electoral Districts" (PDF). Queensland Government Gazette. p. 187. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  2. ^ Green, Antony. "2017 Queensland Redistribution". ABC Elections. Archived from the original on 5 November 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  3. ^ https://results.ecq.qld.gov.au/elections/state/State2017/results/district49.html
  4. ^ 2017 State General Election - Maiwar - District Summary, ECQ.