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  • $4 million toward the new Esperance jetty;
  • $4 million to expand Headspace services;
  • $6.8 million for the Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation to care for country until 2028;
  • $2.09 million toward upgrades to Esperance Bay marina;
  • $1.4 million to seal 11 kilometres of Cascade Road;
  • $1.2 million toward improving Rollond Road;
  • a million-dollar infrastructure boost in 2021 to upgrade Grass Patch community dam, build a new 10ML dam next to the existing Scaddan Country Club dam and upgrade the Cascade community dam;
  • $300,000 to upgrade the piggery mountain bike track;
  • $300,000 for landscaping improvements at Wild Cherry Park;
  • $250,000 to provide a GPS CORS base network to the Esperance rural areas that have no coverage, including Cascade, Coomalbidgup, Grass Patch, Dalyup, Scaddan, Salmon Gums and Condingup;
  • $221,876 to provide CCTV coverage for the Esperance foreshore;
  • $200,000 to upgrade the Esperance home-care building;
  • $75,000 for landscape improvements at Lake Monjingup;
  • $75,000 to provide a lost-at-sea memorial at the Esperance foreshore;
  • mobile telecommunications blackspot at Cascade to be addressed with new base station funded at Cascade North.


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.