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New SWDC officer to focus on keeping jobs and tenders in the region

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Help is at hand to support local jobs and tenders in the South West.

The South West Development Commission is delighted to welcome Carly Anderson to the team as the principal local content advisor.

Based in the Bunbury office but working across the region, Ms Anderson will focus on connecting industry to government procurement opportunities with the aim of increasing the portion of State Government and industry contracts secured by regional contractors and businesses.

With extensive experience across both government and business, Ms Anderson brings a wealth of practical knowledge to the role.

"I have worked in procurement, government contracting and advising on the Buy Local policy for the WA Government for 14 years, 12 of these in the South West and Great Southern regions," Ms Anderson said.

"My husband and I also run a South West-based small business. I understand well the highs and lows of running a business, as well as the benefits that can be generated for government, industry and the local economy through local content initiatives.

"I'm very pleased to have the opportunity to work with SWDC, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and businesses to help deliver positive outcomes for our region."

The new principal local content advisor at SWDC is part of the State Government's commitment to maximise tender and job opportunities in the regions.

A recent SWDC initiative designed to connect local businesses with project opportunities was an event held last month that gave locals the opportunity to network with key contacts for the proposed Albemarle Kemerton Plant.

Local businesses are invited to attend a free breakfast at the Quality Hotel Lighthouse in Bunbury on Wednesday June 20 to discover how WA Industry Link will help support local businesses in the South West region to compete for government contracts. Register at .

The South West Development Commission, which has recently been refreshed with an injection of new staff members, is part of the WA Government and works to make the region the best place to live, work and invest.

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