Electoral district of Pine Rivers

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Pine Rivers
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Pine Rivers (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 1972–1992; 2009–present
MP Nikki Boyd
Party Labor
Namesake Pine Rivers
Electors 33,100 (2015)
Area 411 km2 (158.7 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°13′S 152°51′E / 27.217°S 152.850°E / -27.217; 152.850Coordinates: 27°13′S 152°51′E / 27.217°S 152.850°E / -27.217; 152.850

Pine Rivers is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.[1]

It was first created for the 1972 state election, based in the Shire of Pine Rivers in the northern outskirts of Brisbane. The final elected member, Margaret Woodgate, continued to represent the area as member for Kurwongbah following the 1992 state election.

Pine Rivers was reintroduced for the 2009 state election, essentially as Kurwongbah renamed. The name change from Kurwongbah was made necessary due to the redistribution excising the eponymous suburb from the district. Originally proposed to be called Samsonvale by the Electoral Commission of Queensland, the name Pine Rivers was adopted after further review.

Members for Pine Rivers[edit]

First incarnation (1972–1992)
Member Party Term
  Ken Leese Labor 1972–1974
  Rob Akers Liberal 1974–1983
  Yvonne Chapman National 1983–1989
  Margaret Woodgate Labor 1989–1992
Second incarnation (2009–present)
Member Party Term
  Carolyn Male Labor 2009–2012
  Seath Holswich Liberal National 2012–2015
  Nikki Boyd Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Pine Rivers[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Nikki Boyd 14,752 48.47 +21.06
Liberal National Seath Holswich 11,820 38.84 −14.10
Greens John Marshall 2,444 8.03 −0.41
Independent Thor Prohaska 1,419 4.66 +4.66
Total formal votes 30,435 97.91 +0.52
Informal votes 651 2.09 −0.52
Turnout 31,086 92.34 −0.84
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Nikki Boyd 16,953 57.68 +21.34
Liberal National Seath Holswich 12,440 42.32 −21.34
Labor gain from Liberal National Swing +21.34


  1. ^ "Pine Rivers Profile : 2009 State General Election". Electoral Commission Queensland. Queensland Government. Archived from the original on March 17, 2012. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ 2015 State General Election - Pine Rivers - District Summary, ECQ.

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