The electorate of Goldstein is located in the bayside suburbs of Melbourne in the south east and includes Beaumaris, Bentleigh, Brighton, Caulfield South, Gardenvale, McKinnon, Hampton, Blackrock, Beaumaris, Sandringham and parts of Elsternwick, Glenhuntly, Highett and Cheltenham.
It is an interesting electorate in that it is one of the wealthiest in Australia with 46% in the highest socio economic group.
We have really high proportion of both Gen Ys and Pre-boomers which is unusual.
We are well served by public parks, walking tracks and public transport that people highly value, as well as excellent public schools and private schools, and plenty of strip shopping precincts and public amenities which give Goldstein that community village feel.
There are a number of environmental groups in the electorate who are doing their best to raise awareness and fight for climate action and this includes practical actions such as the reclaiming of the Elsternwick Public Golf Course into its pre colonial wetlands thus creating an open public space that is environmentally friendly.
Goldstein became an electorate in 1984 and Ian McPhee became our first sitting member as a Liberal party MP and minister of the Fraser Government. Our current sitting member, Tim Wilson who replaced Andrew Robb in 2016. It has always been considered a safe seat for the Liberal Party however, we hope that is about to change as there is growing dissatisfaction in the community with the current member and the lacklustre performance of their party on many of levels.
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