The electorate of McMahon is located in New South Wales and is named after Sir William McMahon (1908-1988), 20th Prime Minister of Australia 1971-1972. The seat was previously known as Prospect and was renamed during the 2009 Federal Redistribution.
McMahon covers an area of approximately 159 sq km bordered by South Creek in the west, the Western Motorway in the north, the Cumberland Hwy and Prospect Creek in the east and Orphan School Creek, Humphries, Canley Vale, Smithfield and Edensor Rds and Elizabeth Dr in the south. Suburbs include Abbotsbury, Blacktown, Bossley Park, Canley Vale, Cecil Park, Eastern Creek, Edensor Park, Erskine Park, Fairfield, Fairfield Heights, Fairfield West, Greenfield Park, Greystanes, Horsley Park, Kemps Creek, Mount Vernon, Prairiewood, Prospect, St Clair, Smithfield, Wakeley and Wetherill Park.
The key products and industries of the area include:
- light manufacturing;
- wholesale and retail;
- transport industry;and
- agriculture and farming (poultry, fruit, vegetables and honey).
McMahon was proclaimed in 2009, the previous seat of Prospect was first proclaimed in 1968/1969
* Janice Crosio (ALP) 1990-2004
* R E Klugman (ALP) 1969-90