About East Metro Region
About the East Metropolitan Region
The East Metropolitan electoral region consists of vibrant and thriving communities in the eastern and south-eastern suburbs of Perth.
The region stretches from the edge of the Perth CBD, along the Swan River to the scenic Swan Valley and the Darling Range forests.
The East Metropolitan Region is represented by six Members of Parliament in the WA Legislative Council, also known as the Upper House.
One of those representatives is the WA Greens Member for East Metro Alison Xamon, who grew up in the Hills suburbs and still lives in the region. Pictured: John Forrest National Park in East Metro Region.
Characteristics of East Metro
Covering an area of approximately one-third of Perth, and about 300,000 residents, the East Metropolitan Region is one of the fastest growing regions in WA, with significant commercial, industrial and residential developments.
Having a proximity to air, rail and road transport arteries, the region has a diverse range of commercial interests, ranging from multi-national companies to micro and home-based businesses.
This unique region is also home to some of Perth’s most fertile agricultural land which supports wineries, orchards and other agricultural and tourism businesses.
Highlights of the region include exploring the unique beauty of the national parks, bush walking through the expansive State forests or Swan River parklands, leisurely boat cruises up the Swan River, tours of wineries or visiting the natural attractions of the Darling Range. Pictured: Bickley Dam in East Metro Region.
Archaeological evidence has shown that Aboriginal people inhabited this land for more than 30,000 years before James Stirling and his exploratory expedition arrived in WA in 1827.
The original inhabitants and custodians of this region are the Noongar* people.
The East Metropolitan region has numerous sites of cultural and spiritual significance to the Noongar people encompassing their people’s memories, traditions, culture and hopes for the future.
The traditional owners still live in the region and continue to have an affiliation with the land.
Included in the East Metropolitan Region are several smaller Legislative Assembly (Lower House) electorates.
These are Armadale, Bassendean, Belmont, Darling Range, Forrestfield, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Maylands, Midland, Mirrabooka, Morley, Mount Lawley, Swan Hills and West Swan. These electorates are each represented by one Lower House MP.
Pictured: WA Parliament House.
The WA electoral boundaries have changed since the last State Election.
To view the new electoral boundary map, which will apply to the 2012 State Election, click here (pdf) or see the attachment at the bottom of this page.
The East Metropolitan Region is represented by the local government authorities of the Town of Bassendean, City of Bayswater, City of Belmont, Shire of Chittering, Shire of Kalamunda, Shire of Mundaring, City of Stirling, City of Swan, City of Armadale, Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale and City of Gosnells.
Some of these councils are part of the representative body the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council.
* Please be aware that there are different ways to spell Noongar and Noongar words. Noongar language, like all traditional languages in Australia, is an oral language. This spelling is consistent with the Single Noongar Claim in which the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council is the Native Title Representative Body for the Traditional Owners and respectfully includes all people in the greater south-west.Reference www.noongarculture.org.au.
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