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  • $226,756 for a flood mitigation project at the intersection of Gamble Street and Railway Terrace;
  • $224,478 to landscape and improve pedestrian connections on Railway Terrace;
  • $80,000 to help protect rare exhibits at Wyalkatchem museum;
  • $16,256 for Wyalkatchem early child care centre to undertake works to ensure the centre meets regulatory requirements.


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.