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Local Content

Local Content Program

The State Government has launched a Local Content Program to maximise the participation of local industry in regional supply or works contracting opportunities.

Recognising that it can often be challenging for businesses to access and engage as a supplier, Local Content Advisers have been appointed in each Regional Development Commission to take a lead role in promoting supply opportunities and facilitating regional business capability and growth.

At a regional level, Local Content Advisers work with a range of stakeholders including government, industry groups and local businesses to tailor activities to respond to the unique requirements of their communities.

Your Local Content Adviser aims to:

  • Connect local businesses to supply opportunities in the region
  • Enable regional business to be competitive in regional procurement processes
  • Inform the design of government procurement activities to maximise local business participation.

Local Content Advisor

Local Content Advisers are available to provide advisory and referral services to businesses in regional areas.

Their focus is on helping support regional businesses compete for State Government supply opportunities.

This role is an essential component of the WA Industry Link initiative under the Western Australian Jobs Act 2017.

Your Local Content Adviser can assist with:

  • Understanding how to sell to Government
  • Find assistance to build supply chain capability and capacity
  • Identify upcoming government supply opportunities
  • Identify State and Federal Government financial assistance programs
  • Understand your rights and responsibilities under the Western Australian Jobs Act 2017 and the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy
  • Facilitate connecting head contractors with subcontractors
  • Participate in productivity and business capability activities

In the South West, the Principal Local Content Advisor is Carly Anderson: 9792 2023, carly.anderson@swdc.wa.gov.au

WA Industry Link Initiative

WA Industry Link provides businesses in particular small and medium sized enterprises with more opportunity to compete for State Government contracts.

The WA Industry Link initiative comprises of the Western Australian Participation Strategy, the Industry Link Advisory Service, regionally based Local Content Advisers and a web portal.

The Local Content Advisers work in collaboration with the Department of Jobs, Science and Innovation to deliver the WA Industry Link initiative in the regions.

For more information on WA Industry Link and to access a range of resources please visit industrylink.wa.gov.au