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Lake Grace

  • a million-dollar infrastructure boost in 2021, including installing solar panels on shire facilities in Lake Grace, Newdegate and Varley, upgrading the Lake King Pavilion septic system, installing water tanks at Newdegate Recreation Centre and Lake Grace Sports Pavilion,  upgrading facilities at Newdegate Country Club;
  • $100,000 for lighting at the hockey field at Newdegate Recreation Centre;
  • $100,000 for lighting at Lake Grace football oval;
  • $190,913 toward upgrading power at Lake Grace hockey oval;
  • $100,000 to refurbish Newdegate Hall;
  • $36,000 toward the Shire of Lake Grace’s astro-tourism towns project;
  • $20,000 toward refurbishing the Varley Museum;
  • $15,000 to pave the outdoor area at Varley Town Hall.


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.