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State Election – March 24th 2007

Boundary Changes for the 2007 election will see the State seat of Heffron move north to take in all of Redfern east of the rail corridor and north to Cleveland Street. To the west of the railway corridor the remaining part of Redfern and Darlington will become part of the State seat of Marrickville. The former seat of Bligh (now renamed Sydney) is pushed to the North of Cleveland Street and will no longer cover any of the suburbs of Redfern and Darlington as it did previously. For the 2007 state election REDWatch will concentrate its coverage on the seats of Heffron and Marrickville. Any issues raised in surrounding electorates, or by parities in the upper house not running locally will be either dealt with in the media section of the site or in the general election page. A small map (JPG 94 Kb) of Changes in State Electoral Boundaries for 2007 Election can be found on the REDWatch website at http://www.redwatch.org.au/RWA/maps/Changed%20Electoral%20Boundaries.jpg/download. Full details of all boundaries, enrolment procedures etc can be found at http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/home .
REDWatch and the 2007 State Election
REDWatch is made up of people with associated with all major local political parties and people with no link to political parties or groups. REDWatch Co-ordinating Group includes local party office bearers in the ALP, Greens and Liberal Party as well as people who are not members of any political party. REDWatch has prepared a position paper on some of the issues that are of concern to REDWatch that people might like to raise during the election campaign. REDWatch also decided to prepare a questionnaire for candidates on Redfern Waterloo issues and to make it available on its website. Both these documents are in this section. REDWatch is also holding a candidate forum focusing on the area’s issues for both Heffron (March 14th) and Marrickville (March 15th). These two electorates cover Redfern, Eveleigh, Darlington and Waterloo (the area covered by the RWA and REDWatch). To encourage a greater focus on Redfern Waterloo issues in the campaign, REDWatch has set up these new web pages where candidates can supply a limited amount of party political material about the issues of direct concern to the area. REDWatch is proposing these arrangements to encourage community debate of local issues during the election. REDWatch reserves the right to control what goes on its website and to suspend access to the website if the process of site maintenance becomes too onerous on REDWatch or if arrangements are abused by candidates or their supporters. REDWatch will continue to carry media articles and media statements from community groups on its website in the lead up to the election in addition to this new section of the website. Party political comments on the REDWatch website are comments from the candidates or parties and are provided to encourage debate. Such comments appearing on the REDWatch site does not imply support by REDWatch of any of the statements.
The State seat of Heffron
The state seat of Heffron covers all of Waterloo, Redfern east of the rail corridor and north to Cleveland Street as well as the Australian Technology Park and South Eveleigh defined by the rail line to Erskineville. The electorate covers the following surrounding localities: Alexandria, Beaconsfield, Daceyville, East Botany, Eastgardens, Eastlakes, Erskineville, Kensington, Kingsford, Mascot, Pagewood, Rosebery, St Peters, Sydenham, Tempe, Zetland.
The State seat of Marrickville
The state seat of Marrickville covers all of Darlington, Redfern west of the rail corridor and north to Cleveland Street as well as North Eveleigh defined by the rail line to Erskineville. The electorate covers the following surrounding localities: Camperdown, Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Erskineville, Lewisham, Macdonaldtown, Marrickville, Newtown, Petersham, Stanmore, Sydney University.
Legislative Council Candidates Responses
Where parties, groups or candidates are standing for the Legislative Council (NSW Upper House) but do not have candidates standing in the seats of Heffron or Marrickville we have included their response to questions about Redfern Waterloo in this section of the site.