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  • $2,677,725 toward the Power Up electricity museum;
  • $200,000 to improve car parking along Brockman Street in Pemberton;
  • $172,987 toward upgrading air conditioning at Manjimup Regional AquaCentre;
  • $140,000 to improve accessibility at Northcliffe town hall;
  • $130,000 to formalise a car park in the bush reserve at Mottram Street in Manjimup to improve access for RV vehicles and visitors;
  • $140,000 to upgrade an existing 880-metre informal trail to an accessible path at Richards St in Northcliffe
  • $100,000 to update public toilet facilities at Walpole;
  • $60,000 to build a three-on-three basketball court at Northcliffe;
  • $50,000 to provide park furniture and upgrade paths at the lake at Quinninup;
  • $50,000 to improve accessibility to the foreshore at Walpole;
  • $50,000 to provide free WiFi to visitors in smaller Shire of Manjimup towns to stimulate CBD areas and the towns’ economies;
  • $35,000 toward a three-year plan for the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival;
  • $18,157 to instal shade sails over playground equipment at Swan Street in Manjimup.


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.