Electoral district of Wollondilly
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
|State||New South Wales|
|Party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Area||3,327.48 km2 (1,284.7 sq mi)|
Wollondilly was first established in 1904, partly replacing Bowral. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it absorbed Wollongong and Allowrie and elected three members simultaneously. In 1927, it was split into the single-member electorates of Wollondilly, Wollongong and Illawarra. It was abolished in 1981, but was recreated for the 2007 election, partly replacing Southern Highlands.
Wollondilly is one of four other electorates in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly to have been held by two Premiers of New South Wales while in office. Both Premiers Tom Lewis and George Fuller held Wollondilly while in office, the other three electorates being Willoughby, Ku-ring-gai and Maroubra
Wollondilly was recreated for the 2007 state election, covering areas previously belonging to the districts of Campbelltown, Camden and Southern Highlands, the last of which was abolished. It encompassed all of Wollondilly Shire (including Picton, Tahmoor, Bargo, Yanderra, Thirlmere, Buxton, Wilton, Appin, Douglas Park, Menangle, Cawdor, The Oaks, Oakdale, Warragamba and Silverdale) and part of the City of Campbelltown (including Ambarvale, Glen Alpine, some of Bradbury, St Helens Park, Rosemeadow, Gilead, Wedderburn and Menangle Park).
The next redistribution prior to the 2015 state election saw Wollondilly undergo a southward expansion. It gained the towns of Hill Top, Balmoral, Yerrinbool, Colo Vale, Willow Vale, Mittagong and Bowral from the district of Goulburn. At the same time Wollondilly ceded several suburbs at its northern end, losing Ambarvale, Glen Alpine, Bradbury, St Helens Park, Rosemeadow, Gilead, Wedderburn and Menangle Park to the district of Campbelltown and Camden Park to the district of Camden..
Members for Wollondilly
|First Incarnation (1904––1920, 1 member)|
|William McCourt||Liberal Reform||1904–1913|
|Frank Badgery||Liberal Reform||1913–1915|
|(Sir) George Fuller||Liberal Reform||1915–1917|
|(1920–1927, 3 members)|
|Sir George Fuller||Nationalist||1920–1927||Billy Davies||Labor||1920–1927||John Cleary||Labor||1920–1922|
|(1927–1981, 1 members)|
|Jeff Bate||United Australia||1938–1945|
|(2007–present, 1 member)|
|Christian Democrats||Susan Pinsuti||1,559||3.3||−0.2|
|No Land Tax||Maria Foia||1,073||2.3||+2.3|
|Total formal votes||47,184||96.2||+0.5|
- "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 2004-09-29. Retrieved 2007-04-13.
- "Redistribution Commissioners' Report" (PDF). Election Funding Authority of New South Wales. 21 December 2004. Retrieved 2006-12-05.
- "Wollondilly". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2011-10-08.
- "Wollondilly". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2015-02-27.
- State Electoral District of Wollondilly: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
- State Electoral District of Wollondilly: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.