W.A. Industry Link rolls out to regions

| June 17, 2018

The WA Industry Link Regional Roadshow will inform regional businesses about WA Industry Link – a key component of the McGowan Government’s Western Australian Jobs Act 2017 to maximise opportunities for local businesses and secure work on government contracts.

The roadshow will kick-off this month, and local businesses interested in State Government supply and tendering opportunities in regional Western Australia will be welcome to attend.

The WA Industry Link initiative will play an important role in ensuring the $27 billion spent annually on State Government procurement, benefits regionally based local businesses and creates more jobs for Western Australians.

The roadshow will introduce the dedicated Local Content Advisers to prospective regional suppliers and provide information on the advisory services available.

The roadshow begins in the Peel region on Friday, June 15. For a full list of roadshow dates and locations, visit the WA Industry Link website.

Premier Mark McGowan underlined that “creating jobs and more opportunities for local businesses in Western Australia is a top priority. That’s why this initiative – a part of this Government’s Jobs Law – is vital in ushering in a new era of job creation.

“The State Government is committed to ensuring local businesses are connected to supply and tendering opportunities within regional Western Australia.  We’re determined to ensure this initiative helps to grow and diversify our regional economies.”

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan agreed that “The WA Industry Link Regional Roadshow helps regional businesses to learn more about maximising opportunities for local suppliers and contractors in government contracts.

“It will highlight how the dedicated Local Content Advisers will engage with local businesses in the regions, building knowledge and capability to make it simpler and easier for suppliers to secure State Government contracts.

“This initiative will maximise opportunities for local businesses in regional Western Australia from the $27 billion government spend each year on goods and services.”

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