Local businesses interested in State Government supply and tendering opportunities in regional Western Australia are invited to attend the WA Industry Link Regional Roadshow, which kicks off this month. The regional roadshow will run throughout the State in June and July informing 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 to secure work on government contracts.
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.
Premier Mark McGowan says creating jobs and 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," he said. "We're determined to ensure this initiative helps to grow and diversify our regional economies."
Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan says the roadshow 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.
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.
This article is adapted from the original media statement from the Premier's Office.