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  • $273,326 to replace footpaths in Kondinin, Hyden and Kalgarin;
  • $140,000 to upgrade Hyden swimming pool and surrounds;
  • $89,684 to instal a shared pathway around Smith’s Loop in Hyden;
  • $40,000 to build a boardwalk at Wave Rock;
  • $37,349 to improve accessibility and drainage at Hyden and Kondinin sporting precincts.


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.