Electoral district of Riverstone
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location in Sydney
|State||New South Wales|
|Area||73.42 km2 (28.3 sq mi)|
Riverstone is a 73 km² urban and semi-rural electorate in Sydney's north west, taking in the suburbs of Acacia Gardens, Glenwood, Parklea, Quakers Hill, Riverstone, Schofields, Stanhope Gardens, The Ponds and parts of Kellyville Ridge, Marsden Park, Rouse Hill and Vineyard.
Much of the electorate is situated in the growing north-west sector, which has been poorly served in transport, health and police resources. Although ancestrally a Labor seat, changing demographics in the eastern portion of the seat (Glenwood, Stanhope Gardens, Kellyville Ridge, Rouse Hill) suggested a long-term Liberal trend in voting patterns. Proving this, Liberal Kevin Conolly won the seat in 2011 on a swing of 30.2 percent—almost unheard of in Australian politics—turning the seat from safe Labor to very safe Liberal in one stroke.
Members for Riverstone
|Christian Democrats||Allan Green||2,525||5.4||+0.7|
|No Land Tax||Karen Cacciotti||1,152||2.5||+2.5|
|Total formal votes||46,955||96.8||+1.3|
- "Riverstone". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
- "Riverstone - NSW Votes 2011". ABC News.
- State Electoral District of Riverstone: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
- State Electoral District of Riverstone: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.