BOUND FOR CHANGE
WA Nationals MPs Vince Catania and Shane Love are set to benefit from a change of electoral boundaries which will take effect at the March, 2021 State election.
North West Central member Mr Catania will represent Kalbarri, which could add five or six per cent to the winning 9.5 per cent margin he achieved at the 2017 election after preferences were distributed. He said he was excited to be representing Kalbarri.
“Having Kalbarri adds to already the largest electorate in WA but that doesn’t deter me from making sure Kalbarri gets the strongest representation possible,” Mr Catania said.
“I know the good work Shane Love has done in Kalbarri and I look forward to continuing that good work for Kalbarri and making sure the National Party puts Kalbarri front and centre.”
While Member for Moore Mr Love will lose Kalbarri, his electorate is extending eastwards to take in the Wheatbelt shires of Dowerin, Goomalling and Wongan-Ballidu currently represented by WA Nationals leader Mia Davies.
“I am pleased to still be the representative for Kalbarri until the next election,” Mr Love told Kalbarri voters.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed being your representative but I know Vince will do a great job if you support him at the next election.”
Boundaries remain the same for the electorate of Geraldton.
Nationals MP Ian Blayney said this was the third time he had seen a review of boundaries during his tenure as Member for Geraldton.
“Nothing changes for the third time,” he said.
“I was half hoping I might get a bit more rural country because I enjoy getting out in the bush, but I do what I do. The process is very fair and you accept the umpire’s decision.”
The number of Legislative Assembly districts in each of the six Legislative Council regions has remained unchanged, as has the balance of district numbers between the metropolitan regions and country regions.
Maps showing the boundaries are in the Government Gazette.
District and region maps, along with the Commissioners’ report are at boundaries.wa.gov.au.
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