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Current Member Richard MARLES
Current Party Australian Labor Party
Description Provincial
Location Corio covers an area from the western shores of Port Phillip, stretching to the north of Geelong and inland and covering part of the Bellarine Peninsula. The main suburbs and towns of the Corio division include Anakie, Avalon, Batesford, Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Breakwater, Clifton Springs, Corio, Curlewis, Drysdale, Fyansford, East Geelong, Geelong, Geelong North, South Geelong, Geelong West, Hamlyn Heights, Herne Hill, Lara, Leopold, Lovely Banks, Manifold Heights, Moolap, Newcomb, Newtown, Norlane, North Shore, St Albans Park, Rippleside, Thomson and Whittington.
Origin Corio was named after Corio Bay which originated from the Aboriginal word 'coraiyo' meaning 'small marsupial' or 'small cliffs'. Corio was first proclaimed in 1900. The first election was held for the Division in 1901.
Products/Industries Many industries including stevedoring, vehicle manufacturing plant, glass works, aluminium smelter, petroleum refinery, woollen mills, saltworks, dairy, poultry and mussell farming, fishing, wood chipping, wool scouring, fertiliser refining, tourism, tannery, carpet, clothing, shoes, chemical production and aeronautical services.
State VIC
Area 815 sq kms (approx)
Population 126,174 as at 2006
Enrolled Electors 90,553 as at 30/11/07

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