While in the Broome for the State Budget breakfast, representative from the Department of Jobs, Tourism Science and Innovation took the opportunity to engage with key stakeholders in the Kimberley about Government policy around local procurement, training and engagement.
State Treasurer Ben Wyatt addressed the Budget breakfast hosted by the Broome Chamber Of Commerce and Industry and gave a comprehensive update on current and upcoming projects and initiatives throughout the region
Along with representatives from JTSI, the Budget breakfast was also attended by the Member for Kimberley Josie Farrer MLA, as well as key stakeholders from the construction industry.
While in the region JTSI had a number of meetings with businesses, the Kimberley Regional Development Commission, Broome Chamber of Commerce and Industry, along with government agencies with a focus on the opportunities for the Kimberley as presented by the Treasurer during his Budget breakfast briefing.
JTSI’s engagement with stakeholders and small and medium-sized enterprises, involved guidance around the ongoing implementation of the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS) Regional Sourcing Strategy (RSS) and the Local Jobs Bill.
A number of business and government agencies JTSI engaged with welcomed the review of the Regional Price Preference and the introduction of the RSS.
The meetings also addressed any issues in the region that are affecting local businesses being engaged and winning work on tenders within the region.
There was also positive feedback from businesses and government agencies about the WAIPS model.
While the Treasurer was in the Kimberley he announced a $20 million boost for the Broome Senior High School.
The proposed construction works include, a new two-storey teaching block; refurbishments to existing buildings and external landscaping and car parking works.
The Department of Finance hosted the first tender information session in Broome on Monday for the Broome Senior High School project.