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New sustainable waterfront for Esperance

RESIDENTS are excited that the long awaited redeveloped Esperance Waterfront is now complete.


Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Australian Government’s contribution focussed on the construction and installation of sustainable infrastructure between the Seawall and the Esplanade.


“Nearly 60 jobs were created during the project construction, stimulating the local economy.


“Environmentally friendly works included the installation of solar powered lighting to picnic shelters, area lights and bollards and; solar hot water systems to a number of open showers at amenities adjacent to the beach,” Mr Wilson said


“A water irrigation control system with soil moisture sensors to regulate watering has also been installed.”


The redeveloped foreshore will help to develop the local tourism industry by attracting holiday makers to break their journey and include a stopover in the area.


Western Australia Member for Eyre Graham Jacobs said the Shire of Esperance was to be congratulated for getting such a large project off the ground.


“The project also included construction of a seawall and headland around the base of the tanker jetty,” Dr Jacobs said.


Shire President of the Shire of Esperance Malcolm Heasman said the project had established better infrastructure for the residents of Esperance that will help maintain this beautiful environment.


The Esperance Waterfront project was jointly funded by the Australian Government, the Western Australian Government and the Shire of Esperance.



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.