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Current Member

Vince Catania was elected to Parliament at the 2005 state election, in the Mining and Pastoral Region. He was 28 years old when his term began in May 2005, making him the youngest person at that time to sit in the Legislative Council.

At the 2008 state election, Catania switched to the Legislative Assembly, winning the seat of North West. This also made him the youngest person to serve in both houses of the Parliament of Western Australia.

In a redistribution prior to 2013 state election, the North West electorate was abolished and replaced with the new seat of North West Central. In December 2013, a few months after the election, Catania was made Parliamentary secretary to Mia Davies.

He has also served two terms as the National Party whip.

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North West Central Electorate Map

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Statistical Profile of the North West Central Electorate

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*New* Statistics for 2021 Election Boundaries


About the North West Central Electorate

Number of Electors: 10,510 (9 March 2015)
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
Nomenclature: The Electorate of North West comprises the existing district of North West Coastal with the addition eastward of the complete local government authorities of Upper Gascoyne, Murchison, Yalgoo, Meekatharra, Cue and Mount Magnet.
(Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places. )
Suburbs/Towns: Angelo River, Babbage Island, Brockman, Brown Range, Cane, Cape Range National Park, Capricorn, Carbla, Carnarvon, Carrarang, Chichester, Cooladar Hill, Coral Bay, Cue, Daggar Hills, Denham, Dirk Hartog, East Carnarvon, East Lyons River, East Murchison, Eurardy, Exmouth, Exmouth Gulf, Fortescue, Gascoyne Junction, Gascoyne River, Greys Plain, Hamelin Pool, Inggarda, Innawanga*, Karijini, Kennedy Range, Kingsford, Kumarina, Lake Austin, Lake Carnegie, Learmonth, Little Sandy Desert, Lyndon, Macleod, Meadow, Meekatharra, Millstream, Minilya, Monkey Mia, Morgantown, Mt Magnet, Murchison, Nanga, Nanutarra, Nerren Nerren, Ngaanyatjarraku Shire, North Plantations, North West Cape, Onslow, Pannawonica, Paraburdoo, Paynes Find, Paynesville, Peak Hill, Peedamulla, Reedy, Rocklea, Sandstone, South Carnarvon, South Murchison, South Plantations, Talandji, Talisker, Tamala, Tom Price, Useless Loop, Weld Range, West Lyons River, Wiluna, Wittenoom, Woodleigh, Woolgorong, Wooramel, Yalgoo , Yandoo Creek and Yannarie.
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information
Blackstone Campus (Ngaanyatjarra Lands School)
Burringurrah Remote Community School
Carnavon Community College (Cleaver St)
Carnavon Community College (Marmion St)
Carnavon School of the Air
Cue Primary School
Exmouth District High School
Gascoyne Junction Remote Community School
Jameson Campus (Ngaanyatjarra Lands School)
Kiwirrkurra Campus (Ngaanyatjarra Lands School)
Meekatharra District High school
Mount Magnet District High School
Ngaanyatjarra Lands School
North Tom Price Primary School
Onslow Primary School
Pannawonica Primary School
Paraburdoo Primary School
Pia wadjarri Remote Community School
Shark Bay School
Tambrey Primary School
Tjirrkarli Campus (Ngaanyatjarra Lands School)
Tjirrkurla Campus (Ngaanyatjarra Lands School)
Tom Price Primary School
Tom Price Senior High School
Useless Loop Primary School
Wanarn Campus (Ngaanyatjarra Lands School)
Warakurna Campus (Ngaanyatjarra Lands School)
Warburton Campus (Ngaanyatjarra Lands School)
Wiluna Remote Community School
Yalgoo Primary School
Yulga Jinna Remote Community School

Carnavon Christian School
St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School
Local Newspapers:
North West Telegraph
Pilbara News
Books about North West Central
P Heydon: Nannine by the lake (254p. Hesperian Press, 1990)
Marion Nixon: Road to the Murchison, an illustrated story of the district and its people (302p. Marion Nixon, 1988)
Bonnie Milne: Crossroads, a journey through the Upper Gascoyne (357p. Shire of Upper Gascoyne, 2007)
F Gunning: Lure of the North - seventy years memoirs of George Joseph Gooch and his pioneer friends of Western Australia (238p, Western Australian Newspapers, 1952)
Rhonda McDonald: Along the Ashburton (271p. Hesperian Press, 2002)
Hugh Edwards: Meekatharra, the gold beyond the rivers (211p. Meekatharra Shire, 1994)
Hugh Edwards: Shark Bay through four centuries, 1616-2000 (Shark Bay Shire, 1999)
H Wilson: Gateways to gold (162p. Rigby, 1969)
Sally Senior: Sandstone, from gold to wool and back again - a district history (481p. Shire of Sandstone, 1995)
P Heydon: Just a century ago - a history of the Shire of Cue (235p. Hesperian Press, 1987)
Lorna Day: Drawn to Mt Magnet - Wannars, Dolly Pots, Shears (324p. Shire of Mt Magnet, 1995)
Alex Palmer: Paynes Find (96p. LAP Industries, 1988)
Alex Palmer: Yalgoo (184p. LAP Industries, 1985)
Alex Palmer: Fields of gold - a story of the Yalgoo goldfields (110p. LAP Industries, 1991)
J Cox: Barrow Island - an historical documentation (1977)
Harry Butler: Barrow Island (16p. West Australian Petroleum, 1975)
G McDonald: Beyond boundary fences - some incidents of early day life on the goldfields of Western Australia (250p. Hesperian Press, 1996)
Barry Wilson: Shark Bay - discover Monkey Mia and other natural wonders (24p. Dept of Conservation and Land Management, 1989)
Carolyn Thomson: Discovering Shark Bay Marine Park and Monkey Mia (64p. Dept of Conservation and Land Management, 1997)
Martyn Webb: Edge of empire (387p. Artlook Books, 1983)
John Taylor: Mr E T Hooley's overland route to Nicol Bay and return route (20p. 2000)
P Heydon: Wiluna, edge of the desert (608p. Hesperian Press, 1996)
P Heydon: Gold at Peak Hill (301p. Hesperian Press, 1991)
K Forest: The challenge and the chance - the colonisation and settlement of North West Australia 1861-1914 (348p. Hesperian Press, 1996)
J Battye: History of the North West of Australia - embracing Kimberley, Gascoyne and Murchison districts (318p. Jones, 1915)

2017 Election Result

* Election analysis

Successive Members for the North West Central District

Vince Catania
Vince Catania

Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 2007

Vincent (Vince) Alexander Catania Australian Labor Party 2008 - 2009
Vincent (Vince) Alexander Catania Nationals 2009 -
b = by-election