Maranoa Ward

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Maranoa
Ward
Council Boroondara
Created 1996
Councillor Cynthia Watson[1]
Namesake Maranoa Gardens, named for Maranoa River in Queensland, indigenous word for 'alive'[2][3]
Electors 11,439 (2020)[4]
Area 5.98 km2



Maranoa Ward is a Victorian Electoral Commission electoral division in the City of Boroondara.[5] The ward was proclaimed at the time of Boroondara's return to democratic government in 1996 and covers parts of Balwyn, Balwyn North and Mont Albert.

Councillors

1996—2020
Member Party Term
  Cynthia Watson Liberal[1] 2016—present
  Philip Mallis Independent 2012—2016
  Nicholas Tragas Liberal[6] 2004—2012
  Chris Pattas Independent 1996—2004

Electoral results

Boroondara council election, 2016: Maranoa[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Cynthia Watson[1] 5,092 58.54 +58.54
Liberal Charles Pruden[8] 1,579 18.15 +18.15
Independent Xavier Larkin 2,027 23.30 +23.30
Total formal votes 8,698 97.58 +0.77
Informal votes 216 2.42 -0.77
Turnout 8,914 78.04 +3.94


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tim Smith MP, Member for Kew. http://web.archive.org/save/https://www.facebook.com/TimSmithKew/posts/1836402893260281, accessed: 21 February 2017
  2. City of Boroondara. 'History of Ward Names'. https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/our-city/history/ward-names, accessed: 21 February 2017
  3. McWilliams, Gwen. Balwyn Walks. 1992
  4. Victorian Electoral Commission. Boroondara City Council election results 2020. November 2020. https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/results/2020-council-election-results/boroondara-city-council, accessed: 5 February 2021
  5. Victorian Electoral Commission. Boroondara City Council profile. https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/ElectoralBoundaries/boroondaraprofile.html, accessed: 21 February 2017
  6. Willingham, Richard. Former peacekeeper in preselection battle. Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/former-peacekeeper-in-preselection-battle-20120504-1y3cx.html, accessed: 21 February 2017
  7. Victorian Electoral Commission. Boroondara City Council 2016 Election. http://web.archive.org/web/20160823002210/https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/BoroondaraElection/, accessed: 21 February 2017 (Archived from the original)
  8. Tim Wilson. 27 May 2016. http://web.archive.org/web/20161112035443/https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153645230785980&set=t.100001312341366&type=3&theater, accessed: 21 February 2017 (Archived from the original)


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