Baulkham Hills Electorate
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The best of Baulkham Hills
Cumberland State Forest
Australia’s only metropolitan state forest, Cumberland State Forest contains 40 hectares of native forest. Visitors can enjoy a forest walk, picnic or barbecue, while discovering the surprising diversity of wildlife in the forest on a guided walk.
Crestwood Reserve is one of the most popular green spaces in the Hills Featuring a barbecue area, a leash-free area for dogs, walking tracks, a playground, skate park, liberty swing, basketball half-court, tennis court, cricket net and outdoor gym equipment, Crestwood Reserve is perfect for the whole family.
Bidjigal Reserve is 186 hectares of tranquil bushland. Its name commemorates the Bidjigal people who lived in the area fishing, hunting, gathering and swimming before European settlement. The reserve consists of three popular walking tracks and a picnic area.
Alfred Henry Whaling Memorial Reserve Rose Garden
The Alfred Henry Whaling Memorial Reserve Rose Garden was established in 1972 and is regarded as one of the largest of its kind in the Sydney region, occupying over 8000 square metres.
There are more than 100 varieties of roses in the garden. Each rose has been placed to provide maximum colour contrast, coupled with the distinctive array of perfumes. Some of the special roses on display are the Australian Bi-Centennial Rose, The Hills Shire Council Rose and the Olympic Gold Rose.
Bella Vista Farm
Bella Vista Farm is a historic farm complex of cultural signiﬁcance to the nation. Established in the late 1700s, Bella Vista Farm features a two storey homestead, Bunya Pine lined driveway and various farm outbuildings set on a prominent hilltop. It provides a rare surviving link between the community today, the first European settlers and some of Australia’s earliest rural development.
Koala Park Sanctuary
The Koala Park Sanctuary offers visitors an opportunity to get up close and personal with koalas and other native animals including Eastern Grey kangaroos, pythons, swamp wallabies and pelicans.
History of the Electorate
The Baulkham Hills Electorate was established in 1991, following a redistribution and the subsequent abolition of the seat of Carlingford. Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP Wayne Merton represented the Baulkham Hills Electorate from 1991 – 2011 and represented the same area as the Member for Carlingford from 1988 – 1991.
In 2011, David Elliott was proudly elected as the State Liberal Member for Baulkham Hills. After a redistribution in 2013, Mr Elliott was re-elected as the Member for Baulkham Hills in 2015 and 2019. He is the current sitting Member for the Baulkham Hills Electorate.
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