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STATEMENT: AEC Federal redistribution of NSW electoral divisions now open for public comment

30 October 2023

I have made a submission regarding the AEC’s NSW electorate redistribution review* which provides two options for growing the seat of Warringah.

There has been a division named Warringah since 1922. Prior to 1949 it included areas now in the electorates of Mackellar and North Sydney.

As the Warringah electorate is bound on its east by sea and south by the Harbour in order to expand and increase numbers it is necessary to reclaim some of the areas in the adjoining electorates of Mackellar and North Sydney.

The proposals I have put forward are focused on bringing like minded communities together as well as bringing the boundaries more closely in line with the state electoral boundaries and/or using a significant landmark, such as the Warringah Freeway as a border.

I am aware that the Liberal Party has made a submission which suggests removing the electorate of Warringah. This is disappointing, but not surprising and shows how little regard the Liberal Party have for the people of Warringah, their interests and needs.

You can read my submission here

All submissions are now open for public comment and I would encourage Warringah constituents to review the suggestions, then submit a comment to the AEC.