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Local Capability Round extended
The METRONET Railcar Procurement and Future Battery Industry rounds have been extended until the 28 February 2020.
Eight WA businesses awarded funding under METRONET round of the Local Capability Fund
The fund offered up to $20,000 to eligible businesses for capability-building activities.
State Government seeks builder for METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook line
The delivery of the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook line which is expected to support thousands of local jobs.
WA Industry Link Regional Communication Forums a big hit with businesses
More than 500 people registered for the eight events across the state, which provided businesses with a better understanding of how to access the opportunities that exist in their region.
Western Australia's new museum has reached practical completion
When the museum is complete, Stage Two of the project is expected to have supported more than 3000 jobs, including apprentices and trainees.
McGowan Government signs 10-year contract with Alstom to build METRONET railcars locally
The contract represents the biggest order of railcars in WA's history.
State Government's Jobs Act delivers thousands of jobs in its first year
Almost 12,800 jobs have been supported and around 660 apprenticeships and traineeships have also been linked to the State Government’s nine Pilot Projects.
New performing arts centre at Melville Senior High School is now open
The performing arts centre is one of the nine State Government pilot projects under the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy.
The McGowan Government's new prison unit at Bunbury Regional Prison is now complete
The project was one of the nine State Government Pilot Projects established under the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy.
New initiatives from the LNG Jobs Taskforce to be outlined at AOG 2020
The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation is again a proud sponsor of AOG.
Broome Senior High School upgrade shows WAIPS is working in the regions
The project will support almost 360 WA workers, with more than 200 from within the Kimberley region, including apprentices and trainees.
Changes to Buy Local Policy will make it easier for WA businesses
The Buy Local Policy is designed to support local businesses through a number of initiatives aimed at maximising participation of locally based businesses in supplying to government.
State Government brings railcar manufacturing back to WA
The Labor Government will build METRONET railcars in WA, which will create hundreds of local jobs.
Berth 3 deck replacement in Port Hedland comes in under budget and ahead of schedule
The Berth 3 deck replacement was completed two months ahead of schedule and $1.2 million under budget.
New changes to WAIPS makes it easier for businesses to access WA supply contracts
WAIPS 2019 sees the introduction of a single Participation Plan that can be used for all contract types.
Local Jobs Bill takes another leap forward after meetings with industry groups
Three Industry Consultation Groups from the Energy, Mining and Construction industries were established by the State Government to get feedback on the Local Jobs Bill.
Kimberley visit gets tick of approval from businesses and Government agencies
The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation engaged with key stakeholders in the Kimberley region about Government policy around local procurement, training and engagement.