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Jandakot Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Jandakot Electorate

Map showing the boundaries of the Jandakot electorate for the 2021 election

PDF version of the Jandakot electorate map

PDF version of the South Metropolitan Region electorate map

Area (sq km): 91
Number of Electors: 32,121
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the Name:
The suburb of Jandakot takes its name from Lake Jandakot which was recorded with this name as early as 1844. It is an Aboriginal word said to mean "place of the Whistling Eagle". During subsequent years the name was recorded variously as "Jandicoot", "Jandakoot" and "Jandakott" but the spelling eventually adopted was "Jandakot". The lake name was changed to Forrestdale Lake in 1973. The Government subdivided the Jandakot area into small farmlets in 1889.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs/Towns:
Canning Vale *; Forrestdale; Harrisdale; Jandakot; Leeming *; Piara Waters; Treeby
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one Electorate.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Legislative Council Region:
South Metropolitan

Local Governments within Electorate:
City of Canning; Statistical Profile of City of Canning
City of Cockburn; Statistical Profile of City of Cockburn
City of Gosnells; Statistical Profile of City of Gosnells
City of Melville; Statistical Profile of City of Melville
City of Armadale; Statistical Profile of City of Armadale

Schools
Government: Aspiri Primary School; Canning Vale Education Support Centre; Canning Vale Primary School; Forrestdale Primary School; Harrisdale Primary School; Harrisdale Senior High School; Leeming Primary School; Leeming Senior High School; Leeming Senior High School Education Support Centre; North Harrisdale Primary School; Piara Waters Primary School; Ranford Primary School; West Leeming Primary School.

Other: Carey Baptist College; Carey Baptist College - Forrestdale; St John Bosco College.

Local Newspapers:
  • Cockburn City Herald
  • Cockburn Gazette

Statistical Profile of the Jandakot Electorate

Elections

Information about the 2021 State General Election
Information about Previous Elections

Current Member

Yaz Mubarakai (ALP)

As a long-time local with extensive small business experience Yaz Mubarakai understands the needs of small business operators and young families in WA.

Yaz has lived in the area for more than 20 years, previously running small businesses including Success Post Office, Café Royal and Majestic India restaurant. He served as a City of Cockburn councillor from 2011 to 2015. In his spare time Yaz likes to play for the Leeming Spartans Cricket Club.

As the first Indian-born Australian elected to the W.A. Parliament, Yaz also has an interest in improving integration of multicultural migrants into our community. He is currently the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance; Lands; Sport and Recreation; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests.

Contact details and Speeches

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Successive Members for the Jandakot Electorate

Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 2007

NamePartyTerm
Joseph (Joe) Francis Liberal Party 2008 - 2017
Yaz Mubarakai 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