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Esperance Jetty – moving forward

In the 2018-19 Budget the Australian Government announced it would commit $200 million for Round 3 of  the Building Better Regions Fund.


This round will open for applications imminently, and has been designed so regions can invest in tourism-related infrastructure projects which will stimulate their local economies and job markets.


Due to the timing and nature of this funding, the Shire of Esperance will be ideally placed to make a very strong application in support of the Esperance Jetty.


I look forward to the outcome of the current public consultation process, and, if the community consensus indicates they want to pursue the current jetty proposal, and apply for federal funding, I will give any application my 100 per cent support.


In the meantime, I encourage everyone in the Esperance community to make the most of the opportunity to influence the future of the jetty by completing the shire’s online survey, which closes on Friday, September 21.


This is YOUR Jetty, so make sure you have YOUR say



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.