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Division Profile
Division Name BANKS
State New South Wales
Elected Member Melham, D (ALP) 1990-
Name Derivation Named after botanist Sir Joseph Banks 1743-1820, who accompanied Captain Cook on his voyage to Australia in 1770.
First Proclaimed / Election 1949
Area 55 sq. kms
Demographic Inner Metropolitan
Seat Status Marginal
Enrolment 83,292
Turnout 95.09%
Informal 7.35%
Location Banks covers an area of approximately 55 sq km bordered by the Georges River in the west and south, the Illawarra railway line and King Georges Road in the east and Milperra and Canterbury Roads in the north. The main suburbs include East Hills, Lugarno, Narwee, Padstow, Padstow Heights, Panania, Peakhurst, Peakhurst Heights, Picnic Point, Revesby Heights, Riverwood and portions of Bankstown, Beverly Hills, Milperra, Mortdale, Oatley, Penshurst, Punchbowl, Revesby and Roselands.
Products and Industry Light manufacturing, commercial and service industries.

MELHAM, D (ALP) 1990-
MOUNTFORD, J G (ALP) 1980-1990
MARTIN, V J (ALP) 1969-1980
COSTA, D E (ALP) 1949-1969

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