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Burns Beach Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Burns Beach Electorate

Burns Beach electorate map

PDF version of Burns Beach electorate map

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Area (sq km): 40
Number of Electors: 29,974
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the Name:
This suburb in the City of Wanneroo is located on land originally owned by the Midland Railway Company. In 1908 the Wanneroo Road Board, following a request by 50 district residents, applied for a 50-acre reserve for camping and a health resort at the beach. The request was granted, and by the late 1920s the area was well-used by locals and referred to by them as 'Burns Beach' after a farmer who ran sheep in the area.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate
Burns Beach; Clarkson; Currambine *; Kinross; Mindarie; Neerabup *; Quinns Rocks
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one Electorate.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Legislative Council Region:
North Metropolitan

Local Governments within Electorate:
City of Wanneroo ; Statistical Profile of City of Wanneroo
City of Joondalup ; Statistical Profile of City of Joondalup

Schools
Government: Clarkson Community High School; Clarkson Primary School; Currambine Primary School; Kinross College; Kinross Primary School; Mindarie Primary School; Mindarie Senior College; Quinns Beach Primary School; Quinns Rocks Primary School; Somerly Primary School.

Other: Francis Jordan Catholic School; Peter Moyes Anglican Community School; Quinns Baptist College; St Andrew's Catholic Primary School; Youth Futures Community School.


Local Newspapers:
  • Joondalup Times
  • Joondalup Weekender
  • North Coast Times

Statistical Profile of the Burns Beach Electorate

Elections

Information about the 2021 State General Election
Information about Previous Elections

Current Member

Mark Folkard (ALP)

As a decorated Police Officer of over 27 years Mark worked tirelessly in the Northern Suburbs keeping our community safe. He has been a finalist for WA Police Officer of the Year for work engaging with community organisations to help combat youth disadvantage and received numerous commendations for his work in crises and service in East Timor.

As a surf lifesaver and having served as a volunteer firefighter Mark understands what it takes to work for the community. He is committed to making the Burns Beach community more prosperous for everyone.

Governments must invest in jobs. Mark's first priority is to advocate for jobs to stay in WA through investment and diversification.

Contact details and Speeches

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Successive Members for the Burns Beach Electorate

Constituency created under Redistribution of Seats 2015

Name Party Term
Mark Folkard Australian Labor Party 2017 -

Source:
Black, David & Valerie Prescott. Election Statistics: Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth, WA: Parliament of Western Australia Electoral Commission, 1997.
Parliament of Western Australia, Members (website) http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au