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Division Profile
Division Name LOWE
State New South Wales
Elected Member Murphy, J (ALP) 1998-
Name Derivation Named after Robert Lowe (later Viscount Sherbrooke) 1811-92, who advocated the discontinuance of the transportation of convicts to New South Wales.
First Proclaimed / Election 1949
Area 39 sq. kms
Demographic Inner Metropolitan
Pre-Election Seat Status Marginal
Seat Status Fairly Safe
Enrolment 87,146
Turnout 94.98%
Informal 4.95%
Location Lowe covers an area of approximately 39 sq km from the Parramatta River in the north, Drummoyne and Rodd Point in the east, Croydon Park and Strathfield South in the south, Strathfield and Flemington in the west. The main suburbs include Abbotsford, Breakfast Point, Burwood, Burwood Heights, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Chiswick, Concord, Concord West, Croydon (part), Croydon Park (part), Drummoyne, Enfield, Five Dock, Homebush, Homebush West, Liberty Grove, Mortlake, North Strathfield, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Strathfield, Strathfield South and Wareemba.
Products and Industry Wholesale and retail trades, including Sydney Markets. The area is noted for large numbers of nursing homes and private schools.

Murphy, J (ALP) 1998-
Zammit, P (LP) 1996-1998
Easson, M (ALP) 1993-1996
Woods, R (LP) 1987-1993
Maher, M J (ALP) 1982-1987
McMahon, W (LP) 1949-1982

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