The decline in country Membership of the NSW Parliament continues.
The NSW Electoral Commission has proposed that the electorate of Murray be expanded to include the marked area, notably the town of Jerilderie, containing 1029 people.
This expansion is a continuation of the trend since the first State election in 1904 for country electorates to increase in size and decrease in number, and urban electorates to decrease in size and increase in number.
At this rate, in forty years there will only be one electorate and Member of the NSW Parliament west of the Great Dividing Range. The declining Membership will ensure the acceleration of the decimation of The Riverina.
The Riverina needs to be formed into its own State; Now.
Expansion (marked in yellow) is also proposed for the electorates of Cootamundra, Dubbo, Bathurst, Tamworth, Northern Tablelands and Lismore, and can be viewed at: