Australian Capital Territory—Legislative Assembly
|Territory||Australian Capital Territory|
|Area||86 km2 (33.2 sq mi)|
The Ginninderra electorate is one of the five electorates for the unicameral 25-member Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly. It elects five members, and is the smallest of the electorates in geographic area.
It was created in 1995, when the three-electorate, Hare-Clark electoral system was first introduced for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Prior to 1995, a multi-member single constituency existed for the whole of the ACT. The name "Ginninderra" is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "sparkling like the stars". It is the name given to the creek that flows through the middle of Belconnen, which was dammed to form Lake Ginninderra, the lake on which the Belconnen Town Centre is sited.
The Ginninderra electorate comprises the southern part of the district of Belconnen, including the suburbs of Aranda, Belconnen, Bruce, Charnwood, Cook, Dunlop, Florey, Flynn, Fraser, Hawker, Higgins, Holt, Latham, Macgregor, Macquarie, Melba, Page, Scullin, Spence, and Weetangera.
Prior to the redistribution in 2015, Ginninderra also included the north Belconnen suburbs of Evatt, Giralang, Kaleen, Lawson, and McKellar; as well as the Gungahlin district suburbs of Crace, Nicholls and Palmerston; and the village of Hall. These localities were transferred to the new Yerrabi electorate.
|1995||Roberta McRae||Labor||Wayne Berry||Labor||Lucy Horodny||Greens||Harold Hird||Liberal||Bill Stefaniak||Liberal|
|1998||Jon Stanhope||Labor||Dave Rugendyke||Independent|
|2001||Roslyn Dundas||Democrats||Vicki Dunne||Liberal|
|2008||Meredith Hunter||Greens||Alistair Coe||Liberal|
|2016||Tara Cheyne||Labor||Gordon Ramsay||Labor||Elizabeth Kikkert||Liberal|
- 1 Jon Stanhope (Labor) resigned from the Assembly on 16 May 2011. Chris Bourke (Labor) was elected as his replacement on a countback on 30 May 2011.
- "Electorates 2008 election". ACT Electoral Commission. 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2010-08-01.
- "Casual vacancy count-back result: Mr Chris Bourke to be elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly". ACT Electoral Commission. 2011-05-30. Retrieved 2011-05-30.