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Gascoyne Local Content Officer

            Your Local Content Officer will develop, promote and maximise opportunities for local suppliers, contractors and jobseekers in the regions by connecting to relevant government, industry, businesses, Aboriginal Corporations, employment and training stakeholders. Your Local Content Officer aims to:
  • Increase regional businesses’ knowledge, skills and capability to capture regional opportunities as per the Building Local Industry Policy.
  • Increase the portion of State Government and Industry contracts secured by regional contractors and businesses.
  • Provide regional perspectives to support decision making for the awarding of State Government contracts.
  • Maximise regional supplier and subcontracting arrangements and outcomes through Industry Participation Plans.
  • Engage with lead contractors and suppliers to promote maximum local jobseeker participation.
  • Monitor the performance of contracts and report best practice and instances where Buy Local Policy or intent has been overlooked.
  For further information please contact:  

Gascoyne Development Commission Presentation

There Are Big Things Happening in Regional WA

GO LIVE: Royalties for Regions Investment Map

To visit the Live Royalties for Regions Investment Map, please click on the following link:   Royalties for Regions Investment Map - Frequently Asked Questions rfr-live-map-flyermedia-statement               Click on above images to enlarge the view

Regional Development Strategy 2016-2025

RD StrategyThe Strategy provides the common direction for regional development in Western Australia into the next decade. It is a plan to build on the potential of our regions for the benefit of all Western Australians. [Link to document]

Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area


Fact sheets were recently completed by the Shire of Exmouth with support from the Gascoyne Development Commission and Royalties for Regions Funding.  The fact sheets enhance the existing play and interpretive material at the Exmouth Water Spray Ground and represent key elements of the Spray Ground including:

Fact sheets can be also viewed on the Shire of Exmouth website here. EX-Fed-Park-Nov14-056 WSGEX-Fed-Park-Nov14-057 WSG EX-Fed-Park-Nov14-050 WSGdolphins

2016 Defence White Paper

12986977_483225225194558_3871819610650703035_n On Wednesday 13 April, Exmouth hosted Federal Minister for Defence the Hon Marise Payne and Federal Member for Durak Melissa Price MP. Minister Payne was meeting with the Shire of Exmouth to discuss the investment of over $400 million into Exmouth under the Federal Government’s 2016 Defence White Paper. Investment will provide a foundation for missile defence and space capability; including  the relocation of a space surveillance telescope to be set up near the Harold E Holt Naval Communication Station and spending at the Learmonth RAAF Base. The GDC was pleased with the discussions held with the Senator and look forward to project implementation.

Aboriginal Business Development Forum

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Join the GDC in the delivery of the Aboriginal Business Development Forum - “Collaboration- One Team, One Goal” being held on Wednesday 23 March 2016.

The forum will address the importance of collaboration, highlight support available for businesses and provide an opportunity for people to come together to advance sustainable economic outcomes for the local Aboriginal community through: 1. Overcoming barriers that could inhibit business success; 2. Promoting services and programs that assist with business startup and development; 3. Sharing knowledge and experiences of successful Aboriginal businesses; and 4. Exploring opportunities, including business partnerships and tender/ business registers.

For more information and to register your interest please contact the GDC office on (08) 9941 7000 or email

Aboriginal Business Development Forum Flyer

Program Outline

Welcome to Carnarvon 2016

? Over 60 teachers, government employees, and new community members attended the Welcome to Carnarvon 2016 sundowner at the Carnarvon Yacht Club on Thursday 18 February. Hosted by the Gascoyne Development Commission (GDC) the event was a great opportunity for new public sector employees and teaching staff to become acquainted with each other and to learn more about the services offered in town. It is important to maintain the general standard of Government services in the Gascoyne Region, and the Welcome to Carnarvon Sundowner networking event plays a role in supporting this objective. Mr Turk Shales, Deputy Chair of the Gascoyne Development Commission Board, officially welcomed all newcomers to Carnarvon. “The Gascoyne is a region of beauty from dolphins in Shark Bay, inland to the Mt Augustus monocline, the OTC satellite dish with space museum in Carnarvon to picturesque Coral Bay and the whale sharks of Exmouth, all within driving distance”, Mr Shales said, “you will find it is a friendly region as well as being a fantastic place to live and work.” This event has been well supported over the past few years and has proved a successful way to integrate new people into the community. For further comment please contact Linda Gray, A/CEO, Gascoyne Development Commission on 9941 7000.

nbn Industry Workforce Program


nbn is driving a significant technical skills training program in the Australian telecommunications industry, aiming to create an industry-based, sustainable, and multi-technology capable workforce in cooperation with our Delivery Partners.

To build, operate and maintain the nbn™ network, we estimate the skilled workforce available to our Delivery Partners may need to increase by more than 4,500 roles – almost doubling the current external workforce actively engaged on the nbn™ project.

The Program

The Industry Workforce Development Program includes the following key activities:

Facilitating recruitment with our Delivery Partners – referring candidates who complete an expression of interest to work on the nbn™ network to our Delivery Partners for their consideration and recruitment

Technical skills training – subsidised training pathways for individuals to gain the skills needed to work on the nbn™ network in key occupations

Accreditation – ensuring that all individuals working on the nbn™ network are accredited for nbn mandated health and safety requirements

How does it work - for full details on how the program works click here -