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Forrestfield Electorate Profile

Current Member

Growing up as a son of small business owners in regional WA has given Stephen Price invaluable insight and appreciation into the challenges of operating a small business.

After completing his schooling in Harvey and Bunbury, Stephen started his working career as a fly-in, fly-out gold miner before working at an alumina refinery, where he played a key role in improving health and safety programs on work sites.

During his career as an elected official of the Australian Workers’ Union, he was involved in workplace negotiations to improve wages and conditions for West Australian workers; Stephen has also served as a volunteer with the West Dardanup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade, Captain and Deputy Chief Bushfire Control Officer for the Shire of Dardanup and a trainer for Bushfire Brigade volunteers.

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Forrestfield Electorate Map

Forrestfield Electorate map

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Statistical Profile of the Forrestfield Electorate

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* More Statistics for Forrestfield Electorate

*New* Statistics for 2021 Election Boundaries


About the Forrestfield Electorate

Number of Electors: 25,673 (9 March 2015)
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
Nomenclature: Local folklore suggests that the name comes from Charles Hale who settled here in 1902 and planted a crop amongst the trees. A neighbour referred to him wanting a forest and a field at the same time and the name was later applied to the area. It is believed however, to honour John or Alexander Forrest, although their connection with the area has not been established. A Forrest Field Progress Association was formed as early as 1927 and the name is shown on plans as Forrestfield for 1944.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.
Suburbs/Towns: Forrestfield, Gooseberry Hill*, High Wycombe, Kenwick*, Kewdale, Maddington*, Maida Vale*, Orange Grove*, Wattle Grove.
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information
Darling Range Sports College; East Kenwick Primary School; Edney Primary School; Forrestfield Primary School; High Wycombe Primary School; Kenwick School; Maida Vale Primary School; Orange Grove Primary School; Wattle Grove Primary School; Woodlupine Primary School

Other: Heritage College; Hillside Christian College; Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School; Rehoboth Christian College - Kenwick
Local Newspapers:
Hills Gazette
Kalamunda Reporter
Comment News
Gosnells Examiner
Southern Gazette
Local Governments within District
City of Gosnells (part)
Shire of Kalamunda (part)

2017 Election Result

Darling Range by election result

Results by Polling Place etc

2017 General State Election Analysis

Successive Members for the Forrestfield District

Andrew Waddell
Andrew Waddell

Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 2007

Andrew John Waddell Australian Labor Party 2008 - 2013
Nathan Morton Liberal Party 2013 - 2017
Stephen Price Australian Labor Party 2017 -
b = by-election