Named after the McPherson Range which forms the south western boundary of the division.
Area and Location Description:
McPherson covers an area of approximately 230 sq km from the New South Wales border in the south to Clear Island Waters and Merrimac in the north, and west to Mudgeeraba and Tallebudgera Valley. It takes in the major part of the Gold Coast tourist strip north from the New South Wales border through Coolangatta, Tugun, Currumbin, Elanora, Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads, Robina, Varsity Lakes to Merrimac and Clear Island Waters in the north. It also includes the hinterland areas of Mudgeeraba, Currumbin Valley and Tallebudgera Valley.
Products/industries of the area:
Tourism and associated industries and a variety of small industries.
Andrews, K (LNQ) 2010–
May, M (LP) 1998–2010
Bradford, J (LP) 1990–1998
White, P N D (LP) 1981–1990
Robinson, E L (LP) 1972–1981
Barnes, C E (CP) 1958–1972
Fadden, A W (CP) 1949–1958
The AEC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.