Kyabram to be part of new Murray Plains seat in Victorian parliament.
The Victorian electorate of Rodney is to be abolished for the next state election in November 2014.
Electoral Boundaries Commission announced its decision today to uphold the plan previously tabled in May.
Changes affecting the current Rodney area include the creation of two new seats, Murray Plains and Euroa.
Much of the Rodney area, including the towns of Kyabram, Undera and Echuca will become part of the Murray Plains seat, along with Swan Hill.
Stanhope, Rushworth, Merrigum, Girgarre, Corop and Heathcote will join the new seat of Euroa.
Nathalia, Barmah, Waaia and Picola will move east to the Shepparton electorate while Elmore will become part of the Bendigo East seat.
Rodney is currently held by Nationals MP Paul Weller while Swan Hill is the constituency of fellow Nationals member and Victorian Water Minister Peter Walsh
Mr Weller said he is committed to continuing to serve the community who elected him through to the next years state election on the last Saturday in November.
“As the elected member for Rodney I will continue to focus on delivering a high level of service and deliver good outcomes for the people of rural and regional Victoria,” he said.
EBC received 177 submissions regarding its proposals for Rodney with the majority opposed to scrapping the seat Mr Weller has held since 2006.
Mr Weller said despite many strong and high standard submissions to the EBC from many in the Rodney Electorate, the commissioners have decided to stay with the proposed new boundaries.
At the last election in 2010 Mr Weller received 62.71 per cent of first preference votes and had 76.16 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.
Victorian Nationals leader Peter Ryan said the changes would mean one less voice for country people in Victoria.
The boundary changes have been created to even up the number of electors in seats all round Victoria which have been affected by the increasing population in Melbourne and reduced numbers in some rural areas.
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