The NSW Electoral Districts Redistribution Panel has made its final determination of the names and boundaries of electoral districts. The determination was proclaimed last week by Her Excellency the Governor, the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC.
The Parramatta electorate gains the suburbs of Sydney Olympic Park, Newington, Silverwater and Wentworth Point from Auburn and loses areas north of Kissing Point Road to Epping.
The Auburn electorate loses Sydney Olympic Park, Newington, Silverwater and Wentworth Point to Parramatta and takes in parts of Chester Hill, Birrong and Yagoona from Bankstown.
Parramatta has lost around 21,000 voters north of Kissing Point Road and James Ruse Drive where there was a solid Liberal two-party preferred vote of 65% in 2019. It picks up around 4,500 voters from Granville and Seven Hills where the Labor two-party preferred was more than 60%, but also around 11,000 voters in the high-density estates around the Olympic precinct at Homebush Bay where the Liberal 2PP was 59%. Taken together the Liberal margin is reduced from 10.6% to 6.5%.
The redistribution comes into effect for the March 2023 New South Wales state general election. Any state by-elections that take place prior to that election will be conducted on the electoral district boundaries in place for the 2019 state general election.