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Current Member Alex SOMLYAY
Current Party Liberal Party
Description Rural
Location Fairfax covers an area taking in much of the Maroochy Shire from Perigian Springs and Eumundi in the north to Sippy Downs, Ilkley and Eudlo in the south to part of the Conondale National Park to the west of Kenilworth. The main towns include Buderim, Coolum Beach, Eumundi, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Maroochydore, Montville, Nambour, Palmwoods, Tewantin, Woombye and Yandina.
Origin Fairfax was named after Ruth Beatrice Fairfax, a founder of the Country Women's Association and its first Queensland President. Fairfax was first proclaimed in 1984. The first election was held for the Division in 1984.
Products/Industries Avocados, ginger, sugar cane, fruit juice, tropical and exotic fruits, gold, timber, tourism, construction and infrastructure industries. The University of the Sunshine Coast is located in this division.
State QLD
Area 1,108 sq kms (approx)
Population 128,601 as at 2006
Enrolled Electors 90,615 as at 30/11/07

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