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Kwinana Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Kwinana Electorate

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

PDF version of the Kwinana electorate map

PDF version of the South Metropolitan Region electorate map

Area (sq km): 150
Number of Electors: 28,992
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the Name:
The name "Kwinana" is taken from the wreck of the S.S. Kwinana which today lies on the shore at Kwinana Beach in Cockburn Sound. The name came from the Aboriginal word for "Pretty Maiden" and the ship was damaged by fire near Carnarvon in December 1920 and was brought to Fremantle. In May 1922 while at Careening Bay, Garden Island, she was blown ashore during a storm to the place where it rests today. The area in the vicinity of the wreck soon became known as Kwinana and in 1937, the Kwinana townsite was gazetted to cover the area now known as Kwinana Beach.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns with the Electorate:
Anketell; Aubin Grove; Banjup; Bertram; Calista; Casuarina; Hammond Park; Henderson *; Hope Valley; Kwinana Beach; Kwinana Town Centre; Leda; Mandogalup; Medina; Naval Base; Orelia; Parmelia; Postans; The Spectacles; Wandi; Wattleup; Wellard *
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one Electorate.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Legislative Council Region:
South Metropolitan

Local Governments within the Electorate:
City of Cockburn; Statistical Profile of City of Cockburn
City of Kwinana; Statistical Profile of City of Kwinana

Schools
Government: Aubin Grove Primary School; Bertram Primary School; Calista Primary School; Gilmore College; Hammond Park Primary School; Hammond Park Secondary College; Honeywood Primary School; Leda Education Support Centre; Leda Primary School; Medina Primary School; North Parmelia Primary School; Orelia Primary School.

Other: Hammond Park Catholic Primary School; St Vincent's School.

Local Newspapers:
  • Kwinana Courier

Books about Kwinana:
  • Laurie Russell: Kwinana "third time lucky" (310 p. 1979)

Statistical Profile of the Kwinana Electorate

Elections

Information about the 2021 State General Election
Information about Previous Elections

Current Member

Roger Cook (ALP)

Roger Cook was born and raised in Western Australia. He lives with his wife and two children in Wellard.

Roger completed a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration at Murdoch University. He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Public Relations) and an MBA from Curtin University.

Roger worked for a range of Federal and State Members of Parliament, and was employed at a number of Aboriginal Land Councils as CEO as well as assisting industry and government to reach agreement with Aboriginal Native Title groups.

Elected as the Inaugural Member for the State Seat of Kwinana in 2008 Roger works continuously in the Kwinana Community and assists many residents, school groups and sporting clubs. Roger has done three Busselton Half Iron Man competitions and rides for muscular dystrophy. He is currently the Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Medical Research; State Development; Jobs and Trade; and Science.

Contact details and Speeches

Biography

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Successive Members for the Kwinana Electorate

Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 2007

NamePartyTerm
Roger Hugh Cook Australian Labor Party 2008 -

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