Pederick thanks community as Hammond loses its Mallee roots

Boundary changes: Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick has a look at the draft electoral districts boundaries map in August. Photo: Dylan Hogarth.
Boundary changes: Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick has a look at the draft electoral districts boundaries map in August. Photo: Dylan Hogarth.

THE State electorate of Hammond will be cut from its Mallee roots and centre around the Rural City of Murray Bridge and include Strathalbyn and Mannum.

The Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission delivered its final report on the boundary changes on Wednesday, November 18, outlining the electoral boundaries for the 2022 state election.

The new Hammond borders will see a portion of the Alexandrina council return to the electorate while the River Murray will act as a border to the south east of the new boundary with Tailem Bend transferred to MacKillop and the Karoonda East Murray council area going into Chaffey.

Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick - whose Coomandook home will no longer be in Hammond - said he was pleased with the out outcome of the redistribution and paid tribute to the Mallee community in which he has serevd.

"I welcome the opportunity to represent Strathalbyn once again," he said.

"The Mallee moves out of Hammond and I wish to thank the Mallee community for all their support, I'll never be far away.

"Overall it appears to be a pleasing result and gives the Marshall Liberal Government an even opportunity to retain government at the 2022 state election."

The Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission released a draft report in August which proposed Hammond would cover the Rural City of Murray Bridge area and the Mt Barker township.

However, the final report will see Hammond keep Mannum and add Strathalbyn but not include Mt Barker, which will remain in Kavel.

Into Hammond from Heysen:

The localities of Belvidere, Gemmells, Highland Valley, Red Creek, Salem, Strathalbyn, Willyaroo and Woodchester and the remainder of the localities of Bletchley and Hartley

Into Chaffey from Hammond:

The DC of Karoonda East Murray incorporating the localities of Bakara, Borrika, Copeville, Halidon, Karoonda, Marama, Mindarie, Perponda, Sandalwood, Wanbi and Wynarka, portion of the locality of Bowhill and the remainder of the localities of Galga, Mantung and Mercunda and portion of Mid Murray Council incorporating the localities of Angas Valley, Black Hill, Cambrai, Caurnamont, Claypans, Five Miles, Forster, Frahns, Julanka Holdings, Lake Carlet, Nildottie, Old Teal Flat, Pellaring Flat, Purnong, Rocky Point, Sanderston, Sunnydale, Teal Flat, Walker Flat, Wongulla, Younghusband and Younghusband Holdings, portion of the locality of Mannum and the remainder of the locality of Bowhill

Into Finniss from Hammond:

The localities of Clayton Bay, Milang, Nurragi and Point Sturt and portion of the locality of Lake Alexandrina

Into MacKillop from Hammond:

Southern Mallee DC incorporating the localities of Geranium, Karte, Lameroo, Parilla, Parrakie and Pinnaroo, portion of the locality of Jabuk and the remainder of the locality of Ngarkat and the remainder of Coorong District Council incorporating the localities of Carcuma, Cooke Plains, Coomandook, Elwomple, Ki Ki, Malinong, Moorlands, Netherton, Peake, Poltalloch, Sherlock, Tailem Bend, Wellington East and Yumali, portions of the localities of Lake Alexandrina and Naturi and the remainder of the localities of Ashville, Coonalpyn, Jabuk and Meningie East