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Current Member Sharon BIRD
Current Party Australian Labor Party
Description Provincial
Location Cunningham covers an area from Coniston, Unanderra and Farmborough Heights in the south, to Helensburgh in the north, and is bounded generally in the west by the mountain range. The main suburbs include Austinmer, Balgownie, Bellambi, Bulli, Clifton, Coalcliff, Coledale, Coniston, Cordeaux Heights, Corrimal, Darkes Forest, Fairy Meadow, Figtree, Gwynneville, Helensburgh, Keiraville, Mangerton, Mount Keira, Mount Kembla, Mount Ousley, Mount Saint Thomas, Otford, Russell Vale, Scarborough, Stanwell Park, Tarrawanna, Thirroul, Towradgi, West Wollongong, Wollongong, Wombarra, Woonona and part of Unanderra.
Origin Cunningham was named after Allan Cunningham an early Australian explorer, who explored large parts of New South Wales and Queensland. Cunningham was first proclaimed in 1949. The first election was held for the Division in 1949.
Products/Industries Wollongong is the commercial centre of the Illawara, servicing tourism, tertiary education, steel production, coal mining, brick manufacturing, textiles and dairy farming.
State NSW
Area 496 sq kms (approx)
Population 128,982 as at 2006
Enrolled Electors 91,782 as at 30/11/07

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