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Current Member Daryl MELHAM
Current Party Australian Labor Party
Description Inner Metropolitan
Location Banks covers an area bordered by the Georges River in the south and west, the Illawarra railway line, Penshurst Street, the East Hills railway line, Josephine Street and Belmore Road in the east, Rabaul Road, Marion Street and the Sydenham Bankstown railway line in the north. The main suburbs include East Hills, Lugarno, Manahan, Milperra, Padstow, Padstow Heights, Panania, Peakhurst, Peakhurst Heights, Picnic Point, Revesby Heights and parts of Bankstown, Beverly Hills, Mortdale, Narwee, Oatley, Penshurst, Punchbowl, Revesby and Riverwood.
Origin Named after botanist Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) who accompanied Captain James Cook on his voyage to Australia in 1770. It was Banks who recommended Botany Bay as a suitable site for a penal settlement. The division of Banks was first proclaimed in 1949.
Products/Industries Light manufacturing, commercial and service industries.
State NSW
Area 59 sq kms (approx)
Population 129,475 as at 2006
Enrolled Electors 92,881 as at 30/11/07

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