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Current Member Luke SIMPKINS
Current Party Liberal Party
Description Outer Metropolitan
Location Cowan covers an area from Banksia Grove in the north to Noranda in the South. The division of Cowan covers parts of four Local Government areas - City of Joondalup, the City of Wanneroo, the City of Bayswater and the City of Swan. It includes the suburbs of Alexander Heights, Ashby, Ballajura, Banksia Grove, Carramar, Cullacabardee, Darch, Girrawheen, Gnangara, Greenwood, Hocking, Jandabup, Kingsley, Koondoola, Landsdale, Madeley, Malaga, Marangaroo, Maringiniup, Noranda , Pearsall, Singra, Tapping, Wangara, Wanneroo, Warwick and Woodvale and part of Dianella.
Origin Cowan was named after Edith Dirksey Cowan, the first female member of an Australian Parliament (Legislative Assembly in Western Australia). She worked throughout her life to improve opportunities for women in education, occupation and common civil rights. Cowan was first proclaimed in 1984. The first election was held for the Division in 1984.
Products/Industries Many retail and service industries with some light manufacturing, market gardens and vineyards.
State WA
Area 195 sq kms (approx)
Population 136,561 as at 2006
Enrolled Electors 93,796 as at 30/11/07

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