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Current Member

Terry and his family live in Huntingdale. Terry studied at Curtin University where he was Guild President, and taught at Southern River College; he was also a Councillor at the City of Gosnells.

Terry has had a long association with WA Scouts and the Gosnells Lions, as well as many other community organisations. He is also a civil celebrant.

Terry is passionate about education. He believes that a top quality education has the power to provide every child regardless of their background with the opportunity to succeed in life.

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Southern River Electorate Map

Southern River Electorate map

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Statistical Profile of the Southern River Electorate

Southern River Cover

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* More Statistics for Southern River Electorate

*New* Statistics for 2021 Election Boundaries


About the Southern River Electorate

Number of Electors: 25,329 (9 March 2015)
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
Nomenclature: Named after the feature of this name which flows through the area. Southern River is a descriptive name, the river being the southern tributary of the Canning River. It was first recorded in 1841.
(Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places. )
Suburbs/Towns: Canning Vale*, Gosnells*, Huntingdale and Southern River.
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information
Bletchley Park Primary School
Caladenia Primary School
Campbell Primary School
Canning Vale College
Excelsior Primary School
Huntingdale Primary School
Seaforth Primary School
Southern Grove Primary School
Southern River College

St Emilie's Catholic Primary School
St Munchin's Catholic School
Thornlie Christian College
Local Newspapers:
Comment News
Gosnells Examiner
Canning Times
Books about Southern River:
G McDonald: The Gosnells story (City of Gosnells, 1988)
Local Governments within District
City of Canning (part)
City of Gosnells (part)

2017 Election Result

* Election analysis

Successive Members for the Southern River District

Monica Holmes
Monica Holmes

Constituency created under Redistribution of Seats 1994

Monica Rose Holmes Liberal Party 1996 - 2001
Paul William Andrews Australian Labor Party 2001 - 2008
Peter Abetz Liberal Party 2008 - 2017
Terence (Terry) James Healy Australian Labor Party 2017 -
b = by-election