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  • $140 million for the $175 million Albany ring road;
  • $6.6 million toward a radiation oncology service;
  • $4.99 million toward the Albany Motorsport Park;
  • $4.5 million for enhancements to the Middleton Beach foreshore;
  • $3.04 million for Southern Aboriginal Corporation to build six self-contained emergency accommodation units for women and children;
  • $1.66 million for upgrades to the main runway asphalt surface, taxiway and regular passenger transport apron at Albany Airport;
  • $1.01 million toward Albany Youth Challenge Park;
  • a million-dollar infrastructure boost in 2021 that included upgrades to Bornholm/Kronkup, Elleker, King River, Lower Kalgan, Napier, Redmond, South Stirling and Youngs Siding halls;
  • $299,200 to build an emergency services apron at Albany Airport;
  • $270,000 toward planning for Albany-Kinjarling’s 2026 bicentenary celebrations.


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.