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  • Seven free-standing two and three bedroom units are now complete
  • Each unit is air conditioned with a garden and private courtyard
  • The Coalition Government invested more than $660,000 in the $2.5 million project

Mount Barker’s new and improved seniors’ village is ready for residents to move into seven brand new stylish and affordable units.

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Coalition Government invested more than $663,000 towards the $2.5 million project.

“The Collet Barker Court project, which involved building seven free-standing two and three bedroom units, provides seniors with affordable residences featuring all the amenities and services they need to live an independent life within the community,” Mr Wilson said.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the project, which supported 10 construction jobs, addresses a need identified by the Great Southern Development Commission in its 2015 Regional Investment Blueprint.

“The project will enable seniors to live independently, close to family and friends in a village setting,” Dr McVeigh said.

“The addition of air conditioning and private gardens and courtyards has further enhanced the liveability of each of these large standalone units.”

This is the third stage of a larger development of 21 units and a clubhouse with 12 units already completed.

The project was jointly funded with the Coalition Government investing $663,086, the Western Australian Government $1,242,289 and Plantagenet Village Homes $640,000.

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MEET RICK

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 Australia 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.