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A million-dollar infrastructure boost in 2021 that included:

  • Upgrades to the Apex Park carpark;
  • installing a piping system at the recreational vehicle area at Apex Park•
  • a multi-purpose covered area at Kojonup netball courts, and reconstruction and enlargement of the courts;
  • landscape upgrades to the Quin Quin Reserve retarding basin including paths, grass, park benches and trees;
  • a new dam and installation of a pump at Blackwood Road;
  • connection of the Stock Road non-potable water system through the Kojonup industrial area to the Turkey Nest Dam;
  • an e-access card system for the Muradup standpipe to better manage the use of potable water.


  • $750,000 toward building Korrinup House;
  • $281,900 grant for Springhaven Frail Aged Hostel to undertake capital works;
  • $323,500 toward re-roofing Kojonup Memorial Hall and restoring its bricks and pillars;
  • $250,000 to build public toilets at Harrison Place.


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.