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A million-dollar infrastructure boost in 2021 that included:

  • upgrades and renovations to Ongerup Sporting Complex;
  • installation of an adventure playground at Gnowangerup Sporting Complex,
  • renewal of Gnowangerup’s heritage and tourism area;
  • construction of a multipurpose shed and shelter at Borden Pavillion
  • streetscape beautification at Borden and Ongerup townsites;
  • installing a potable water supply, improved water storage and loading facility at Amelup;
  • development of a tourism campaign for Amelup;
  • repairs and upgrades to Magitup and Toompup dams.


  • $33,160 toward the shire’s Digital Education: A Cultural Change in the Community project.


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.