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Funding for Denmark’s ocean-to-channel improvements

The Federal Government is providing $699,874 for the Shire of Denmark’s Ocean to Channel public realm improvements. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP said the funded improvements would include boardwalks, lookouts, pathways and other important works. “All this work will improve the amenity of the area for Denmark residents and for visitors to the…

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$5 million commitment to build Southern Ocean surf reef

A re-elected Morrison Government will provide the remaining $5 million needed to build the Southern Ocean Surf Reef, the aim of which is to improve consistency of waves, ensuring central Albany has a reliable surf break. Liberal Member for O’Connor, Rick Wilson, said he had fought hard for the $5 million funding commitment, showing the…

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Connectivity boost for Ravensthorpe and Esperance

Esperance and Ravensthorpe residents will soon be better connected thanks to funding under Round 2 of the Federal Government’s Regional Connectivity Program. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said families and businesses would benefit from projects at Pink Lake South, Munglinup Camp, Myrup, Bandy Creek and the town of Ravensthorpe. “Across Esperance, three new Telstra…

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Wartime heritage preserved in Albany and the Wheatbelt

The sacrifice and service of veterans in Albany, Cuballing, Kondinin, Lake Grace and Nungarin will be further commemorated with organisations in those local government areas sharing in a combined $117,694 from the Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service grants. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP said the City of Albany would receive $77,694 as a…

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I was inspired to run for Parliament following my involvement in a decade-long campaign to deregulate the wheat industry, which brought about the end of the Australian Wheat Board’s monopoly.

“I stand proudly for the Liberal philosophy of free markets, vigorous competition, small government and individual responsibility. These are the principles that guide me in my life and in this place. My track record in public life shows clearly that I am prepared to stand up for those principles.”

“To the electors of O'Connor, I reiterate the commitment that I have made to work tirelessly on your behalf, to always be frank and honest about the challenges we face, and to work cooperatively and collaboratively to improve the lives of the people who live in the greatest part of the greatest nation on earth”

– Rick Wilson MP Maiden Speech.