The Western Australian Government will deliver a Pipeline of Work stimulus worth $27.1 billion over the next 4 years to create more local jobs and boost the economy.
Premier Mark McGowan announced the Pipeline of Work on November 19 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre to an audience of more than 700 people who attended in-person and virtually.
The economic and infrastructure projects are fully funded in this year’s State Budget and is an extension of the government’s $5.5 billion Recovery Plan.
The Premier also outlined how the recovery plan and the new enhancements to the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy were keys to restoring business confidence.
The critical Pipeline of Work will provide local businesses across the state with an enhanced view of major upcoming WA Government tendering opportunities over $1.5 million.
One of the key features of the pipeline initiative is local businesses will have access to information that will give them time to build their capacity and capability to bid for work.
The pipeline will be broken down for each WA region with important information for local business on projects, including the nature of the contract, timing of the tender, responsible agency, any pre-tender briefing and contact information.
The key features of the Pipeline of Work program are:
- 1,430 WA Government infrastructure projects over the next 4 years
- Major projects to be initiated across all regions
- Opportunities for WA businesses of all sizes to participate in WA Government tenders as contractors or sub-contractors
- A central point of information for all major WA Government infrastructure programs
- Supports businesses to get ready to bid for work and plan for plant and equipment, recruitment and joint ventures
- Will help inform businesses’ decisions on workforce development initiatives such as government funding for apprenticeships and traineeships, and free TAFE short courses.
The Pipeline of Work website will initially list WA Recovery Plan infrastructure projects, valued at $2.2 billion. The list will be expanded and updated as the site is developed.
For more information, visit www.wa.gov.au/pipeline-of-work
Premier Mark McGowan said the Pipeline of Work would create jobs for Western Australians, restore business activity and stimulate the economy.
“As a government, we recognise the long-term planning and workforce development required for businesses to be successful in tendering for WA Government contracts,” he said.
“We have prioritised spending on infrastructure as an investment for the future, including upgrades to road, rail and port facilities, the introduction of increased access to water, construction and refurbishment of schools and TAFEs, and additions to our housing stock throughout WA.
“The government is committed to strengthening and supporting our existing industries, as well as laying the foundation for future local jobs in new forms of business activity.”