Local content program

Local content program

The Gascoyne Development Commission has a strong commitment to diversifying the region’s economic base, the growth of business and entrepreneurship, retaining, attracting and developing skilled people, and maximising local jobs.

To support this focus, the State Government has launched a Local Content Program to maximise the participation of regional industry in regional supply or works contracting opportunities.

Recognising that it can often be challenging for businesses to access and engage as a supplier, the Gascoyne Local Content Adviser takes 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.

The Gascoyne 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.

For further information contact the Gascoyne Local Content Adviser Harriet.Murphy@gdc.wa.gov.au or call 0428 871 611 .

Gascoyne Local Content Adviser

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.

The Gascoyne 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 2017and the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy
  • Facilitate connecting head contractors with subcontractors
  • Participate in productivity and business capability activities

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.

Connecting to Local Opportunities

The Gascoyne Local Content Adviser will help develop, promote and maximise opportunities for local businesses, contractors and jobseekers in the regions by connecting to relevant government, industry, businesses, Aboriginal Corporations, employment and training stakeholders.

Western Australian government departments use Tenders WA to advertise their public requests and publish contractual awards, including sole source purchases.

To register as a supplier, click Register Your Business to enter your business details and select the products/services that relate to your industry. This will enable your business to access the range of tender opportunities across the Gascoyne Region.

To access a range of State Government tender platforms and register as a supplier go to Western Australian Government Opportunities.

Local Government
To access a range of Local Government tender platforms and to register as a supplier go to Local Government Opportunities.

Building Local Capability
The government has in place a range of financial and advisory programs to help businesses build capability, capacity and competitiveness in the supply chain. Local Content Advisers promote these programs and support local businesses to access these opportunities.

Local Capability Funds
The Local Capability Fund is available to assist businesses in Western Australia to increase their capability and competitiveness as suppliers of products, services and works to the Western Australian State Government, major projects and other important markets. To access information on the current fund go to Advice and Programs to Build Capability.

Further information, resources and support
The WA Industry Link portal is an online source of information on how local businesses can maximise their opportunity to supply to government. The portal offers businesses and agencies a range of useful information, resources and access to Advice and Programs to Build Capability.

For further information contact the Gascoyne Local Content Adviser Harriet.Murphy@gdc.wa.gov.au or call 0428 871 611