Five South West businesses have received funding under the Local Capability Fund’s Bunbury Outer Ring Road round.
The McGowan Government announced in February that businesses in the region could apply for up to $20,000 each from the fund to support them to get work on the $852 million development.
The LCF helps local businesses improve their capability and competitiveness to supply goods, services and works to the State Government, major projects and other important markets.
The South West businesses receiving the Bunbury Outer Ring Road (BORR) project LCF funding are Common Ground Trails, Country Landscaping, CD Drilling, Jetline Corporation and South Side Contracting.
The funding can be used for consultancy services, purchase and upgrade of equipment, training and qualifications, and improvements to internal business infrastructure and systems.
BORR includes the remaining stages of the four-lane 27-kilometre link between the Forrest and Bussell Highways, three bridges, two rail crossings and a pedestrian-cycle path along the length of the highway.
The State Government announced in March two consortia had been shortlisted to build BORR, the South West’s biggest ever transport infrastructure project.
The Forrest Alliance comprises of CPB Contractors, Carey MC, Densford Civil, GHD and BG&E and Southwest Connex of Acciona, NRW Contracting, MACA Civil, AECOM and Aurecon.
Hundreds of local jobs are expected to be supported by the project which gets underway early next year.