The electoral district of Oatley is a located in Southern Sydney. Oatley covers most of the City of Hurstville and parts of Kogarah municipality. Suburbs in Oatley include Connells Point, Lugarno, Mortdale, Peakhurst, Penshurst, Riverwood and Oatley.
According to 2016 Census data, Oatley has:
A population of 76,318 (48,130 voters turned out in 2015 out of 53,558 enrolled);
A higher than average median age at 39;
A higher than average level of highest educational attainment with 28.5% of constituents achieving a Bachelor Degree level and above; and
A higher than average median weekly household income of $1,776 (vs. $1,486 for NSW).
Oatley first existed from 1927 to 1930, and again since the 2007 election. From 1930 to 2007 the seat was mostly covered by the seat of Georges River. Georges River was held by a mix of Labor and Liberal members but is typically a Labor seat.
Kevin Greene won Georges River for the ALP in 1999. He moved to the new seat of Oatley in 2007, serving as a minister from 2007 to 2011. Greene lost Oatley to Liberal candidate Mark Coure in 2011. Coure was re-elected in 2015. Coure was one of the very few Government members to gain on his margin in the 2015 election.
Mark Coure (LIB)
Coure is the Liberal Party candidate for North Shore in the 2019 election, and the current member. Coure has been the Member for Oatley since 2011. Coure won the 2015 election with a 2.8 swing and 56.6% of the two-party result.
Coure was born and raised in the local area. Prior to being elected to Parliament Coure ran his own successful small business and served on Kogarah City Council for 8 years, advocating strongly for improved local services and infrastructure and fighting against inappropriate overdevelopment.
In 2015, Coure was appointed as Deputy Whip of the NSW Parliament. In 2016 Coure was made Chair of the Committee on Environment and Planning and Chair of the Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics. In 2017, Coure was promoted to Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure
Coure is Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure.
Lucy Mannering (LAB)
Mannering is running as the Labor candidate for Oatley in the 2019 election.
Mannering is a corporate lawyer. Mannering has previously worked for CommBank and the Road and Traffic Authority.