Albert Jacob, since 2008.
Northern Perth. The seat covers the suburbs of Ocean Reef, Mullaloo, Burns Beach, Kinross, Mindarie and parts of Currambine. The seat is a thin, coastal strip that takes in parts of Joondalup and Wanneroo council areas.
Ocean Reef previously only covered parts of Joondalup council, but in the redistribution the seat crossed the council boundary to take in Mindarie (previously in the seat of Mindarie, which was renamed Butler). The seat lost parts of Currambine to Joondalup and Kallaroo to Hillarys. The margin was cut from 4.4% to 2.7%.
Ocean Reef was created for the 2008 election – one of a number of new seats created in Perth due to one vote one value legislation.
The seat was created with a notional Labor majority, but thanks to a 6% swing it was won by Liberal candidate Albert Jacob.
- Albert Jacob (Liberal)
- Lyn Kennedy (Australian Christians)
- Philippa Taylor (Labor)
- Aliné Croll (Family First)
- Mary O’Byrne (Greens)
Ocean Reef is a very marginal seat.
2008 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three areas:
- North – Kinross, Mindarie
- Central – Currambine, Burns Beach
- South – Ocean Reef, Mullaloo, Beaumaris
The Liberal Party topped the poll in all three areas. The ALP’s vote was highest in the area where the Liberal vote was lowest, coming within 0.21% in the north. The Liberal vote peaked at 48.6% in the south.
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