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State Government announces four new rounds of the Local Capability Fund
The Local Capability Fund aims to help local businesses improve their capability and competitiveness to supply goods, services and works to the government, major projects and other important markets.
First WA Buy Local Policy 2020 Implementation Agreement signed
The signing of the agreement by the Directors General of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation and the Department of Finance, is a major milestone for the WA BLP.
State Government unveils $10 million funding package for COVID-affected businesses
Three rounds of the Local Capability Fund will assist to COVID-affected businesses seeking to manufacture and supply Personal Protective Equipment.
Revamped Buy Local Policy to create jobs in regional WA
The improved policy will make it easier for WA businesses, particularly regional SMEs, when bidding for government contracts from the State Government’s annual $27 billion spend on goods, services and works.
WA Industry Link Regional Communication Forums are back for 2020
A series of 18 forums will start in Albany on Thursday 23 July, before winding around the state from Kununurra to Esperance over the coming months
Meet Your Local Content Adviser: Charlotte McIntyre - Great Southern Content Adviser
We found out more about our Local Content Advisers, with Charlotte McIntyre from the Great Southern region.
Alstom has published schedule for METRONET Railcar Procurement program
The procurement schedule has been released by Alstom on the ICN Gateway project page.
A Perth company is producing 10,000 face shields for frontline health workers
Adarsh Australia is manufacturing the high-quality face shields at their plastics engineering site in Malaga to supply to the State Government.
Five South West businesses receive 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.
Aboriginal-owned businesses benefiting from Local Capability Fund
Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation are one of the 27 business that have benefited from assistance under the Local Capability Fund rounds targeting Aboriginal businesses since 2018.
Perth company awarded WA Government contract to produce hand sanitiser for COVID-19
Wild Child Laboratories will produce 200,000 bottles of hand sanitiser to WA hospitals for the remainder of the year.
Western Australian businesses wanting to supply products in relation to COVID-19
The Department Of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation are seeking businesses with the capability to manufacture and supply health equipment and Personal Protective Equipment.
Suppliers encouraged to apply for Local Capability Fund after consortia shortlisted for Bunbury Outer Ring Road
The funding up to $20,000 can be used for consultancy services, purchase and upgrade of equipment, training and qualifications, and improvements to internal business infrastructure and systems.
More jobs for Western Australians after major companies release their Forward Work Plans
The Forward Work Plans are another first for the LNG sector and will further the State Government’s latest push to cement WA as the global LNG hub.
New Local Capability Fund round for Bunbury Outer Ring Road
Businesses in the south west region could apply for up to $20,000 each from the Local Capability Fund to win work on the $852 million development.
Southern River College upgrades now complete
The college upgrades, completed by ADCO Constructions, is one of the nine State Government pilot projects under the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy.
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.
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.
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.