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  • $5,275,800 toward building the Ravensthorpe cultural precinct;
  • A million-dollar infrastructure boost in 2021 that included upgrades to Ravensthorpe’s community sports and recreation facility, painting Ravensthorpe Community Hall, improvements to the water supply at Fitzgerald Hall, upgrade and installation of street furniture at Veal Street in Hopetoun, painting and upgrades to the Hopetoun Senior Citizens building, upgrades to Hopetoun skate park, installing an automatic irrigation system at Hopetoun Oval, repairs and maintenance to Jerdacuttup Community Hall, upgrades to Masons Bay campground, installing carpet tiles at Munglinup Community Hall, development of a tourism promotion campaign, and undertaking regional arts events including live theatre, live music, and mental health first aid training;
  • $258,000 toward building improvements to Hopetoun sports pavilion;
  • $200,000 to instal a new synthetic, four-rink bowling green at Munglinup community centre;
  • $75,000 to partially enclose the veranda at Munglinup community to allow for a gym to be installed;
  • $38,000 to seal a floodway at Fitzgerald Road;
  • $25,000 to replace the solar hot water system at Ravensthorpe recreation centre;
  • $21,573 toward upgrading the premises at Ravensthorpe doctors’ surgery;
  • $20,400 for building work at Hopetoun sports pavilion;
  • $14,000 to improve the water dam catchment at Munglinup;
  • $3970 to instal a beach shelter at McCulloch Park in Hopetoun.


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.