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SEVEN projects across O’Connor will receive a share of more than $290 million in Federal Government funding under round five of the Bridges Renewal Program (BRP) and round seven of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP).

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the timing couldn’t be better to see funding flow to deliver better and safer bridges and freight roads in his electorate.

“This vital funding will allow communities right across the country to fast-track their highest-priority infrastructure projects, providing a much-needed boost to local jobs and the economy,” Mr Wilson said.

“I am pleased to see seven worthwhile projects across in O’Connor will share in a total of $5.74 million to do exactly that at a time where it couldn’t be needed more.

“Every single local job we support by investing in infrastructure projects means one less worry for another Australian and their family, reliable work on the books for local construction companies and more cash flowing through local businesses and communities doing it tough.

“With nearly 80 per cent of this funding going to local councils, the outcome of these rounds will support local workers, households and businesses through a difficult time and position the Australian economy for a strong recovery.”

More than $290 million in funding will be split between 350 projects nationwide, which will upgrade and replace bridges which have been damaged or are deteriorating and improve key heavy vehicle infrastructure.



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.