Queensland State Redistribution 2008

Preamble
Need for the Redistribution
Members of the Redistribution Commission
Enrolment Quota for the Redistribution
Redistribution Process
Final Determination
Redistribution District Summary


Preamble  

This was the second redistribution undertaken by the independent Queensland Redistribution Commission constituted by the Electoral Act 1992 “the Act” , the first redistribution was in 1999. On 17 December 2007, the Queensland Redistribution Commission commenced the redistribution. The redistribution was finalised on 20 August 2008 with the gazetting of the final determination.

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Need for the Redistribution

All three triggers were satisfied for the 2008 redistribution to occur:

  • Seven and a half years had elapsed since the last redistribution in Queensland and there was a legislative requirement to conduct the redistribution;
  • Three parliaments had been elected on existing boundaries; and
  • One-third or more of electoral districts were out of tolerance for two months in a row.

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Members of the Redistribution Commission

The members of the Queensland Redistribution Commission for the 2008 Redistribution were:

  • Hon. Alan Demack AO (Chairperson);
  • Mr. David Kerslake, Electoral Commissioner; and
  • Ms Rachel Hunter, Director-General, Department of Education and the Arts.

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Enrolment Quota for the Redistribution

To assist in ensuring an equal number of enrolled electors in each electoral district, “the Act” requires the Commission to determine an enrolment quota for the state as a whole. The quota, or ‘average number of electors’, is determined by dividing the total number of people on the electoral roll across Queensland by the total number of electoral districts.

The quota for 2008 Redistribution was 29,560. The allowable deviation from quota is ±10%. For the 2008 Redistribution this resulted in a minimum of 26,604 and a maximum of 32,516 electors required for each electoral district.

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Redistribution Process

In accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 1992:

  • The Commission invited suggestions from interested organisations and individuals relating to the electoral boundaries and names of proposed electorates. 24 written suggestions were received by the closing date. All written suggestions received are published in the 2008 Redistribution Final Determination.
  • The Commission then invited comments on the written submission. By the closing date, the Commission had received 145 comments on submissions. Comments on the submissions received are published in the 2008 Redistribution Final Determination.
  • All of the suggestions and comments were taken into account in formulating the proposed determination of electoral boundaries for the state.
  • On 23 May 2008 the Commission published the maps showing the proposed boundaries and names of each electoral district, detailed descriptions and the reasons for redividing the boundaries seeking public objections to the proposal.
  • On 4 July 2008 the Commission made all of the 829 objections received available for public comment. All written objections received are published in the 2008 Redistribution Final Determination.
  • On the closing day 14 July 2008, 58 written comments were received and taken into account along with the objections. All written comments received are published in the 2008 Redistribution Final Determination.
  • The Commission unanimously adopted its final report on 24 July 2008. A copy of this report, inclusive of reasons and copies of all submissions and objections received, was forwarded to the Honourable Attorney-General, who tabled the report in Parliament within 5 sitting days.

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Final Determination  

The final determination was published in the Government Gazette on 20 August 2008 and the State was formally redistributed into these electoral districts. These electoral boundaries will remain in force until the next state redistribution becomes final.

Queensland Redistribution Commission 2008 Final Report (1.85 MB)
Queensland Redistribution Commission 2008 Final Report - Regions Maps (7.27 MB)
Queensland Redistribution Commission 2008 Final Report - Districts Maps A-B (4.79 MB)
Queensland Redistribution Commission 2008 Final Report - Districts Maps C-F (4.88 MB)
Queensland Redistribution Commission 2008 Final Report - Districts Maps G-K (5.13 MB)
Queensland Redistribution Commission 2008 Final Report - Districts Maps L-M (5.75 MB)
Queensland Redistribution Commission 2008 Final Report - Districts Maps N-R (4.36 MB)
Queensland Redistribution Commission 2008 Final Report - Districts Maps S-Z (4.08 MB)
Queensland Redistribution Commission 2008 Final Report - Appendix (615 KB)

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Redistribution District Summary

Abolished Electoral Divisions
Charters Towers, Cunningham, Darling Downs, Fitzroy, Kurwongbah, Mount Gravatt, Robina and Tablelands.

New Electoral Divisions
Buderim, Coomera, Condamine, Dalrymple, Mermaid Beach, Morayfield, Pine Rivers and Sunnybank.

Continuing Electoral Divisions
Albert, Algester, Ashgrove, Aspley, Barron River, Beaudesert, Brisbane Central, Broadwater, Bulimba, Bundaberg, Bundamba, Burdekin, Burleigh, Burnett,
Cairns, Callide, Caloundra, Capalaba, Chatsworth, Clayfield, Cleveland, Cook, Currumbin, Everton, Ferny Grove, Gaven, Gladstone, Glass House, Greenslopes, Gregory, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Hinchinbrook, Inala, Indooroopilly, Ipswich, Ipswich West, Kallangur, Kawana, Keppel, Lockyer, Logan, Lytton, Mackay, Mansfield, Maroochydore, Maryborough, Mirani, Moggill, Mount Coot-tha, Mount Isa, Mount Ommaney, Mudgeeraba, Mulgrave, Mundingburra, Murrumba, Nanango, Nicklin, Noosa, Nudgee, Pumicestone, Redcliffe, Redlands, Rockhampton, Sandgate, South Brisbane, Southern Downs, Southport, Springwood, Stafford, Stretton, Surfers Paradise, Thuringowa, Toowoomba North, Toowoomba South, Townsville, Warrego, Waterford, Whitsunday, Woodridge, Yeerongpilly.

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