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BLACK SPOT PROGRAM FUNDS TO SAVE LIVES IN O’CONNOR

O’Connor will receive more than $1 million in Federal Government funding for vital upgrades to improve the safety of local roads under the Government’s Black Spot Program.

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson welcomed the announcement which includes funding for upgrades to sections of Corrigin-Quairading Road in the Shire of Corrogin.

The announcement comes as part of an additional $6.13 million allocated to WA under the Black Spot Program’s 2019-20 funding round, bringing the total funding for 2019-20 to $14.35 million.

Mr Wilson said that community input was critical to identifying key black sports in the electorate.

“Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains on affected communities but particularly the families and friends of the victims,” Mr Wilson said.

“I am pleased to see that projects such as upgrades to road conditions within the Shire of Corrigin will be delivered under the 2019–20 funding round.

“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input and I encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.”

The Morrison Government has committed $1.05 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2022–23 to improve road safety across the nation.

For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.

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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.