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Redistribution play creates new state electorate of Leppington

The NSW Electoral Commission Redistribution Panel draft determination report has proposed the creation of a brand new state seat based around Leppington.

It’s expected this will have a domino effect on all the adjacent seats in outer South Western Sydney, from Macquarie Fields to Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly.

Under the electoral laws no seat should contain more than 10 percent over the average number of voters in the 99 NSW electorates.

The creation of Leppington will mean some interesting moves within the major political parties.

But in the meantime it is proposed to transfer the Campbelltown suburbs of Eschol Park, Kearns, Raby, Varroville, Denham Court and part of Eagle Vale from the seat of Macquarie Fields to the new electoral district of Leppington.  

The part of Eagle Vale currently included in the electoral district of Campbelltown will also be moved to the new electoral district of Leppington.  

It’s proposed that the grounds of St Gregory’s College, Gregory Hills, which are part of the Camden local government area, will become part of the electoral district of Campbelltown. 

The parts of Leumeah and Kentlyn currently in the electoral district of Macquarie Fields are proposed to be transferred to the electoral district of Campbelltown. 

The seat of Wollondilly will lose Appin and part of Cataract to the electoral district of Campbelltown.

As part of the redistribution, the Electoral Commission proposes adjusting the boundary between the electoral districts of Camden and Campbelltown in order to include all of the Australian Botanic Garden in the electoral district of Camden.

Campbelltown Council’s submission strongly opposes this.

Submissions closed on December 23, and now the redistribution panel will now consider all feedback received from the public in the light of the relevant provisions of the Electoral Act to produce the final determination.

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