New electoral boundaries apply from the 24 March election, following changes made by the Electoral Boundaries Commission in 2004 in response to population changes. The Bligh electorate has new boundaries and will be renamed Sydney.
The Sydney electorate will cover 14.1 square kilometres, the smallest NSW electorate. The total population will be 108,849 persons, while the average population of all electorates is only 68,496. The Sydney electorate will be the most densely populated electorate in NSW, with 7,721 persons per square kilometre, while the average for NSW is 1,327 person per square kilometre.
The Sydney electorate keeps Centennial Park, Chippendale, Surry Hills, East Sydney, Darlinghurst, Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross, Potts Point, Elizabeth Bay, Rushcutters Bay, Paddington, and small parts of Woollahra and Edgecliff west of Ocean Street.
The Sydney electorate gains:
the Rocks/Dawes Point
A small part of Kensington – the area bounded by Anzac Parade, Alison Road and Abbotford Street.
Bligh included Centennial Park, Chippendale, Darling Point, Darlinghurst, East Sydney, Edgecliff, Elizabeth Bay, Kings Cross, Paddington, Potts Point, Redfern, Rushcutters Bay, Surry Hills, Woolloomooloo, and part of Woollahra west of Edgecliff Road. The Sydney electorate loses:
Redfern to Heffron
Darlington to Marrickville
Darling Point, and parts of Edgecliff and Woollahra to Vaucluse
Maps of the electorates are available at www.elections.nsw.gov.au/state_government_election...
Sydney Electorate Map (765.4kb PDF) (1/01/2007)
NSW Parliament Analysis of Electoral Districts (1/02/2006)
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