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Regional communities in O’Connor are set to receive a boost with 3 new local infrastructure and community projects, as part of a $207 million investment under Round 4 of the Coalition Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the community-based projects were a positive investment in the region’s future.

“This is a fantastic outcome, with three projects sharing in $7.9 million under this latest round of funding, ” Mr Wilson said.

“These include $5.27 million for construction of the Ravensthorpe Cultural Precinct, $2.1 million for upgrades to Jerramungup swimming pool and $542,000 for refurbishment of Boxwood Hill Combined Sports Club facilities, which will drive economic growth and local jobs at a time we need them most.

“Regional communities in O’Connor are continuing to show amazing spirit and strength as they support each other through these tough times and I am glad to see this latest round of BBRF will provide much-needed support at such a crucial time.

“We have seen outstanding outcomes from the first three rounds of the BBRF – creating jobs, boosting local economies and growing confidence in regional communities as a great place to live, work and invest.

For a full list of successful projects, please visit www.business.gov.au/bbrf

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MEET RICK

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 Australia 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.