Political offices open in Esperance

Two new political offices have opened up in Esperance, allowing both the federal and state representatives to have a stronger presence in the region.

Federal member for O’Connor Rick Wilson and state member of Roe Peter Rundle have both opened offices on Dempster Street.

Mr Wilson said having a fully-resourced office meant his staff would be more able to service constituents.

“Esperance is the third largest population centre in O’Connor, it’s one of the most isolated towns in the country, of this sort of size.

“It’s also a growing and thriving community and so it was the obvious choice to put the third electorate office into,” he said.

Mr Rundle said the new office meant he would be able to visit more often.

Upper house member for the Agricultural Region Colin de Grussa also shares offices with Mr Rundle and said his electorate expanded from Esperance to Kalbarri.

“This is a large electorate, over 100,000 square kilometres. So when you think about it, for a member of the public to have access to their local member of parliament, it’s actually not that easy,” he said.