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UPW 2018 Electorate Profiles


Melbourne: A booming population sees contentious projects grow

Melbourne: A booming population sees contentious projects grow

October 15, 2018

The area covered by the state electorate of Melbourne was, for many years, considered traditionally working-class...

Albert Park: Inner-city affluence and diversity

Albert Park: Inner-city affluence and diversity

October 15, 2018

The Albert Park electorate includes the suburbs of Albert Park, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, St Kilda West, Southbank, South Melbourne and South Wharf, that lie south of the Yarra river. This covers affluent suburbs Middle Park and St Kilda West alongside apartment dense, high-rise suburbs Southbank and South Wharf.

Malvern: A Liberal Haven

Malvern: A Liberal Haven

October 15, 2018

Liberal for a long long time. And likely to stay that way. That won't stop the Greens trying though.

Mount Waverley: Multicultural and dynamic

Mount Waverley: Multicultural and dynamic

October 12, 2018

Michael Gidley comfortably retained his seat at the 2014 election but there was a 1.4 per cent swing against him. Mount Waverley is an area with a large number of people born in China. Census data shows those of Chinese ancestry make up nearly a quarter of the total population of this district.

Tarneit: Electorate Profile

Tarneit: Electorate Profile

October 12, 2018

If you have been away a while, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t recognise Tarneit. Twenty years ago much of the land that now sits underneath houses was nothing but dust and dirt.

Hawthorn: Electorate Profile

Hawthorn: Electorate Profile

October 12, 2018

The three major parties will contest the seat of Hawthorn during the Victorian State election on November 24.

Prahran: Electorate Profile

Prahran: Electorate Profile

October 12, 2018

Prahran is an inner metropolitan electorate located approximately one-kilometre south-east of Melbourne’s CBD and is the smallest in Victoria, covering just 11.9 square kilometres.

Bentleigh: Key seat up for grabs in Melbourne sandbelt

Bentleigh: Key seat up for grabs in Melbourne sandbelt

October 11, 2018

With less than one per cent the margin between Labor and Liberal, Bentleigh is one of the most marginal...

Oakleigh: It’s all about trains and roads

Oakleigh: It’s all about trains and roads

October 11, 2018

Located 12km south-east of the Melbourne CBD, the Oakleigh electorate has been a key transportation construction...

Northcote: From safe Labor seat to Greens stronghold

Northcote: From safe Labor seat to Greens stronghold

October 11, 2018

Anchored between Merri Creek and Darebin Creek is the district of Northcote, an inner metropolitan seat...

Bellarine: Cop takes on Police Minister

Bellarine: Cop takes on Police Minister

September 27, 2018

A veteran police officer will take on state Police Minister Lisa Neville in the seat of Bellarine. Brian McKiterick joined Victoria Police in 1979 and served as Torquay’s top cop for more than a decade. He is a stark contrast to the 2010 Liberal candidate for the seat, who was sentenced to jail for deception.

Burwood: Labor hopes to ride train to victory

Burwood: Labor hopes to ride train to victory

September 13, 2018

Public transport is set to be the hot topic in the electorate with the Labor government's plan to build the Suburban Rail Loop. The $50 billion project includes an underground station in Burwood and this is something ALP candidate Will Fowles is highlighting in his campaign.

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UPW 2018 Electorate Profiles