Ginninderra electorate

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Australian Capital TerritoryLegislative Assembly
ACT Electorates 2016 - Ginnindera.png
TerritoryAustralian Capital Territory
Electors54,585 (2016)
Area86 km2 (33.2 sq mi)
Coordinates35°13′54″S 149°2′16″E / 35.23167°S 149.03778°E / -35.23167; 149.03778Coordinates: 35°13′54″S 149°2′16″E / 35.23167°S 149.03778°E / -35.23167; 149.03778

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.[1]


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, Macnamara, Macquarie, Melba, Page, Scullin, Spence, Strathnairn 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.


Year Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party
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
2004   Mary Porter Labor
2008   Meredith Hunter Greens   Alistair Coe Liberal
20111   Chris Bourke Labor
2012   Yvette Berry Labor
2016   Jayson Hinder Labor
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.[2]

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  1. ^ "Electorates 2008 election". ACT Electoral Commission. 2008. Archived from the original on 14 September 2009. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Casual vacancy count-back result: Mr Chris Bourke to be elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly". ACT Electoral Commission. 30 May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2011.

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