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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.

McGowan Government's number one priority is creating local jobs for local WA workers.


The State Government continues to deliver on their promise to create more local jobs with almost 2,700 Western Australian jobs created since the introduction of the WA Jobs Act.

Around 134 local apprentices have also been created across seven Government projects to date after the implementation of the WA Jobs Act in October, 2018.

The Casuarina Prison expansion – one of the nine State Government’s Industry Pilot Projects – is expected to employ 1,275 local workers and 20 WA-based apprentices.

While the Bunbury Regional Prison expansion has around 731 locals workers employed on the project and 37 apprentices.

Stage 2 of New Museum has created around 358 jobs and 32 apprenticeships and 1,600 tonnes of fabricated steel used for the project was produced locally.

The upgrade to the final section of the dual carriage-way on Reid Highway is expected to create a further 400 jobs. It was also the first major road project delivered under the WA Industry Participation Strategy.

The WA Jobs Act ensures the $27 billion spent annually on State Government procurements supports WA businesses to get a bigger share of work on government contracts, creating more jobs for Western Australians.

Around $131 million worth of contracts have been awarded to local businesses since the WA Jobs Act was introduced.

Of the nine State Government Industry Pilot Projects, eight have been established with the tender for the METRONET railcars procurement to be announced mid-year.

The tender to build 246 new railcars, as part of the $1.6 billion METRONET project, is expected to deliver thousands of new WA jobs.

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