Electoral district of Wollongong
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
|State||New South Wales|
|Party||Australian Labor Party|
|Area||79.25 km2 (30.6 sq mi)|
Wollongong is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Paul Scully of the Australian Labor Party. Since a redistribution in 2013, it has covered an area of 79.25 square kilometres and includes the localities of Berkeley, Coachwood Park, Coniston, Cordeaux Heights, Corrimal, Cringila, Fairy Meadow, Farmborough Chase, Farmborough Heights, Figtree, Gwynneville, Kembla Grange, Kembla Heights, Kemblawarra, Lake Heights, Lindsay Heights, Mangerton, Mount Kembla, Mount Saint Thomas, North Wollongong, Port Kembla, Primbee, Spring Hill, Towradgi, Unanderra, Warrawong, West Wollongong, Windang, Wollongong.
In August 2016, Noreen Hay resigned from the NSW Legislative Assembly triggering a third by-election for the Electoral district of Wollongong. The other two NSW Legislative Assembly seats being the Electoral district of Canterbury and the Electoral district of Orange.
Wollongong was created in 1904, replacing parts of Woronora and Kiama. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it was absorbed into Wollondilly, along with Allowrie. In 1927, with the abolition of proportional representation, it was recreated, along with a new Illawarra electorate. In 1930, it was replaced by Bulli. In 1941, a new electorate of Wollongong-Kembla was created. This was split into Wollongong and Kembla in 1968.
Wollongong has rarely been won by the center-right wing Liberal party and in recent decades has become one of Labor's safest seats.
Members for Wollongong
|First incarnation (1904—1920)|
|Second incarnation (1927—1930)|
|Third incarnation (1968—present)|
|Shooters, Fishers and Farmers||Joe Rossi||1,793||3.7||+3.7|
|Christian Democrats||Colleen Baxter||1,769||3.6||+0.7|
|Total formal votes||49,073||96.8||+0.9|
|No Land Tax||Noreen Colonelli||2,197||4.4||+4.4|
|Christian Democrats||Clarrie Pratt||1,463||2.9||+0.4|
|Total formal votes||49,718||95.9||+0.2|
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- "2013 Redistribution process". 2013 NSW Electoral Boundaries Redistribution. New South Wales Electoral Commission. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
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- "New Electorate Boundaries". Illawarra Mercury. 27 April 1904. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
- First Preference Votes Report Parliamentary Election: Wollongong, Electoral Commission New South Wales.
- Election Night TCP Results, Electoral Commission New South Wales.
- State Electoral District of Wollongong: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
- State Electoral District of Wollongong: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.