Crook to leave Parliament at end of term
Federal Member for O’Connor, Tony Crook, has today announced his intention to retire from Federal Parliament at the end of the current term.
Mr Crook said it had been a privilege and an honour to represent the people of O’Connor in Federal Parliament over the past three years.
"The people of O’Connor have been a great support over the past three years, particularly as a new Member, in what has proven to be a very unique Federal Parliament."
Mr Crook said he had utilised the past three years in Federal Parliament to advocate on behalf of his constituents and electorate, and was particularly proud of his support for the vitally important PortLink project.
"This nation-building project attracted Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and Minister for Infrastructure, Anthony Albanese, to visit O’Connor and commit Federal funding towards PortLink."
Mr Crook said he considered securing funding for the Albany Centenary of Anzac Commemorations, the Albany Ring-Road and the Albany Com
Tidy Towns brings out community spirit in Wyalkatchem, Davies
Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA, attended an afternoon tea in Wyalkatchem on Saturday to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the community being named Australia’s Tidiest Town of the Year.
Ms Davies was pleased to join with many of the Wyalkatchem residents who worked to ensure Wyalkatchem’s Tidy Town success in 2003, and said they remained as energetic as ever when it came to their community.
“It is a testament to the local community that they are so passionate about keeping their town beautiful for locals and visitors,” Ms Davies said.
“The national recognition came off the back of nearly 10 years hard work by committed Committee members and the community, with several awards at a State level contributing to the final success in 2003.”
Ms Davies said she was impressed to see the Tidy Town award continuing to instil community spirit and town pride ten years on.
“Tidy Towns plays an important role in bringing communities togeth
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Esperance to remain top priority for The Nationals WA, Grills
The Nationals WA Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region, Hon Dave Grills MLC, is set to open his electorate office in Esperance to continue The Nationals’ strong representation in the region.
The newly elected Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region said it was important for Esperance residents to continue to benefit from strong local representation in both houses of State Parliament.
“Esperance is a growing regional centre, and I look forward to working with local community to build a strong future for the region,” Mr Grills said.
“Esperance residents can expect me to work hard to continue the roll-out of Royalties for Regions for local projects, and ensure that the State Government continues to make all of regional WA a priority going forward.”
Mr Grills said The Nationals WA’s Royalties for Regions initiative was delivering strong returns for the community, and he looked forward to progressing these projects over the coming term of Gov