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West Arthur

  • $124,545 to repair jetties at Lake Towerrinning;
  • $75,000 toward building a new St John Ambulance subcentre at Darkan;
  • $60,000 to build a large picnic shelter and other facilities in the area around the Darkan railway reserve;
  • $27,966 to instal shade shelters and undertake landscaping at Lake Towerrinning;
  • $27,118 for upgrades to Growden Place in Darkan;
  • $25,000 to instal tanks at Horwood street and Growden Place in Darkan to improve water availability for farmers in summer;
  • $22,557 to reseal the car park and entry-way to Lake Towerrinning;
  • $20,000 toward installing solar power at Darkan Primary School’s swimming pool;
  • $17,000 to improve cricket facilities in Darkan;
  • $16,500 to improve the playground at Lake Towerrinning;
  • $15,182 to fix the ceiling at Moodiarrup sports complex;
  • $14,935 to improve the kitchen at Arthur River Hall;
  • $11,000 to instal seats at Darkan’s sports grounds;
  • $4364 for a new shade shelter over the lawn and toddlers’ swimming pool at Darkan swimming pool;
  • $2808 to improve the kitchen at Darkan Town Hall;
  • $2057 for the West Arthur Community Resource Centre in its work with Indigenous people;
  • $2000 for seating on Burrowes Street in Darkan.


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.