A pub, a school and a historical village are the subject of an objection to the redistribution of boundaries submitted by Federal Member for Burt Matt Keogh.
The electoral boundary changes have left the Narrogin Inne, Pioneer Village and Pioneer Village School out of Mr Keogh’s electorate of Burt and moved them into the electorate of Canning.
Mr Keogh wrote in his objection that he understands that using easily identifiable roads such as Albany Highway and South West Highway may have presented ‘an easier to understand’ boundary.
“This portion of the suburb of Armadale is made up of only three lots, which are commercial and contains zero electors.”
The basis of Mr Keogh’s objection is that the lots are significant to the area and the proposed boundaries would isolate them from the rest of Armadale.
“From a community of interest point of view, this portion of Armadale which is proposed to fall within Canning but should really fall within Burt, contains the Ye Olde Narrogin Inne,” he said.
“Another significant landmark and a tourist attraction associated with Armadale, Pioneer Village and its Pioneer Village Primary School should also be included in the electorate.”
The Narrogin Inne is a very well recognised hotel, bar and bottle shop for Burt residents in and around Armadale according to Mr Keogh.
“Narrogin was the initially proposed name for Armadale, being the name of the permanent brook running through the heart of Armadale and forming Minnawarra Lake.
“On this basis and given that no electors are affected by such change, I object to the current proposal and seek its amendment so that the entire suburb of Armadale, including Ye Olde Narrogin Inne is included within the Division of Burt.”