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Division Profile

  • Division name: McPherson
  • State: Queensland
  • Name derivation: Named after the McPherson Range which forms the south western boundary of the division.
  • Size & 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.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1949
  • Demographic rating Provincial