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About McConnel

The state electoral district of McConnel is on the unceded sovereign land of the Turrbal and Jagera peoples. 

McConnel was created following a redistribution of electoral boundaries and was first contested at the 2017 election. It is named after Mary McConnel, who worked to create the first children’s hospital in Queensland, which first opened in a rented premises in Spring Hill in 1878. 

McConnel covers the suburbs of Brisbane City, Petrie Terrace, Spring Hill, Fortitude Valley, New Farm, Teneriffe, Newstead, Bowen Hills, Herston and parts of Kelvin Grove. It has some of the highest numbers of younger people, with 1 in 2 people aged between 15 and 34-years-old. 2 in 3 (67%) of people who call McConnel home are renters. 

McConnel is the second smallest electorate at 13km², but it packs so much into that space! We have the CBD, the heart of music and the arts in Fortitude Valley, the crucial greenspaces in the Botanic Gardens, New Farm Park and Victoria Park/Barrambin, and the QUT Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point campuses. The Maiwar/Brisbane River borders us on one side, with Enoggera and Breakfast Creeks bordering our northern flank. We’re home to outstanding public schools and the Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital.

McConnel is a wonderful, diverse and vibrant electorate and I would be honoured to represent its constituents in Queensland Parliament. 

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