Electoral Districts Commissioners
The Electoral Districts Commissioners gave notice to alter the electoral districts of New South Wales. The proposed names and proposed maps of the new electoral districts were published in the Government Gazette and on this website on Monday, 17 June 2013.
A written statement of the Commissioners' reasons, 2013 NSW State Districts Redistribution Proposed District Alterations - Report of Commissioners' Reasons, is downloadable from the Information Brochures section of this website. Extracts from this report have been included throughout the site to assist in understanding the listed alterations. Should there be any discrepancies between the website and the report, the report takes precedence.
The time for making suggestions or objections in relation to any of the proposed electoral districts has closed. All suggestions and objections were made available for public inspection on this website and at the Office of the Commissioners from Friday, 19 July 2013.
The Commissioners received a total of 258 suggestions or objections to the proposed boundaries by the receipt end date of Wednesday, 17 July 2013. The suggestions and objections included valuable input from individuals where the submissions focused particularly on local and regional interests. The Commissioners will consider all suggestions and objections received when determining the final boundaries.
Only those who made a written suggestion or objection to the proposed boundaries were invited to make an oral submission, if they requested that opportunity at the time of making their submission.
A public inquiry was held on Monday, 5 August 2013 and those sought to make an oral submission were contacted by the Redistribution Secretariat and sent the Guidelines for public inquiry. The Public inquiry was held at The Portside Centre (Symantec House, Level 5, 207 Kent Street, Sydney).
On Monday, 16 September 2013 the Commissioners presented the report to the Governor. Proclamation took place on Wednesday, 18 September and announced in the NSW Gazette on Thursday, 19 September 2013.
It must be noted that the 2013 redistribution only comes into effect at the March 2015 State Election. Any state district by-elections that take place prior to the March 2015 State Election will be conducted on the applicable 2004 district boundaries.
In accordance with the Parliamentary Electorates and Elections Act 1912, the Electoral Districts Commissioners will follow this timetable when conducting the redistribution process: