For the past 12 years, my wife and I have lived in the Pilbara and over that time we have made the North West our home.
During those 12 years of living in Karratha and Dampier we have been involved with various different sporting and volunteer organisations.
Living in the Pilbara, I have travelled length and breadth of the state for work commitments, sporting commitments, regional deployment with volunteer fire brigade and the occasional holiday to visit family and friends. During this time, I have travelled through small country towns and over the years, I have noticed a substantial change. Change for the better.
The Royalties for Regions Program has improved every regional town I have visited. To witness first-hand the level of change because of The National Party’s steely nerve and commitment to its belief that regional people should not accept second best, struck a chord with me. When The National Party were in State Government, the regions prospered with commitment to new, much-needed infrastructure.
We have seen our region transform from the 1960’s industrial town to an urban metropolis where the outback meets the ocean.
Now I believe it is the Federal Government’s turn to support Regional Western Australia with long-term commitments to improve education and health at all levels. To commit to downstream processing to allow regional centres to grow strong foundations to support their local communities for generations to come. To decentralise government offices and give communities better access to bureaucrats.
I want to run for The National Party because I want to be that strong voice for regional Western Australia in Canberra.