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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.
New rounds of the Local Capability Fund
The State Government has launched new rounds of the Local Capability Fund to assist local businesses to compete for State Government supply contracts
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.
State Government funding to boost jobs in the region
The State Government has announced it will inject $300,000 into an ongoing regional program which will boost business confidence and create more jobs for Western Australians.
Local Jobs Bill one step closer after the inaugural consultation meeting with the energy sector
The first Energy Industry Consultation group was created from the LNG Jobs Taskforce.
Work starts on Reid Highway extension
The Reid Highway extension will reduce congestion in Perth's north-east.
Construction industry briefed on METRONET progress
More than 200 people from across the construction industry attended a briefing on current and future METRONET rail projects.
Meet Your Local Content Adviser:Gavin Ellis-Great Southern Content Adviser
We find out more about our Local Content Adviser- Gavin Ellis from the Great Southern.
Priority Start Policy - Maximising opportunities for WA apprentices and trainees
The McGowan Government has delivered on their election commitment to provide more employment and training opportunities for apprentices and trainees in Western Australia, with the launch of the new Priority Start policy.
State Government delivering on jobs and apprenticeships
Since the introduction of the WA Jobs Act in October 2018, almost 2,700 local WA jobs and 134 local apprenticeships have been created.
Minister For Jobs' first report to Parliament released
The first Minister for Jobs’ Annual Report was tabled in Parliament by the Premier on 28 November 2018.
Suppliers' Guide is now available to download
The Guide provides information to help prospective suppliers of State Government contracts to understand and comply with the requirements of Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS) within the procurement cycle.
New Standard AS/NZS 5131 Round
The Australian Steel Institute is offering financial assistance of 75% of certification costs for the new Steelwork Fabrication and Erection Standard for Australia.