Latest News & Updates

Latest News & Updates

Inviting EOI’s – Hastings Technology and Metals Limited

Local Gascoyne EOI's sought for potential opportunities.

Committed to driving local industry participation and workforce development, in 2018 Hastings Technology and Metals Limited started with the implementation of its flagship Yangibana project with an aim of commencing production in 2020. The Yangibana project covers an area of 650sqkm and is located 270km east-northwest of Carnarvon on Gifford Creek Station in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. Ensuring their operations benefit local communities and indigenous persons is central to Hastings vision and values. Hastings are currently inviting expressions of interest from individuals, contractors and companies in the local community to register for potential opportunities. Register directly on Hastings website Hastings Technology Metals Ltd is a leading Australian rare earths company. Rare earths are critical in the manufacture of a wide variety of new consumer and industrial technologies. These range from flat-screen TVs and energy efficient light bulbs to hybrid cars, wind turbines and military hardware. For further information, please contact Jill Dwyer, Gascoyne Local Content Advisor, on 9941 7000 or email

Resilient Reefs

Ningaloo Coast WHA chosen as public-private consortium pioneers global leadership in climate adaptation across UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The Resilient Reefs initiative is a four-year, $US9 million global effort to build the capacity of five World Heritage coral reef communities to respond to climate change. This is a world first – coral reef managers working with global resilience experts and local community stakeholders to build and embed holistic resilience into managing World Heritage coral reef sites. The project will build climate resilience leadership in an initial five of the world’s most treasured coral reefs and their communities, including;

Why were these 5 sites selected?

These sites were selected for several reasons, including:
  • local leadership is engaged and ready to take action;
  • they are among the most ecologically significant and exceptionally biodiverse coral reefs on the planet;
  • World Heritage sites can be especially influential proof points for other sites around the world; and
  • their diversity in size, scale, and management will enrich the field with examples of how to deliver solutions in many different contexts

Program support to World Heritage coral reef sites includes;

  • Capacity building for local reef managers and stakeholders
  • Support in the creation and funding of a new Chief Resilience Office (CRO) position, who will be responsible for leading the site’s resilience building efforts
  • Detailed support in the development of a holistic Resilience Strategy focused on risk analysis and stakeholder engagement
  • Initial funding to implement actions designed in the strategy
  • Connection to a global Knowledge Network that supports learning exchanges among the 5 sites and scales lessons learned to reef managers globally

More information on the Resilient Reef Initiative can be found here;

UNESCO - World Heritage Convention Great Barrier Reef Foundation BHP Billiton Foundation UNESCO - Ningaloo Coast

Local Capability Fund – Regional Aboriginal Business Round

The State Government is providing a new round of Local Capability Fund to assist regionally-based Aboriginal businesses to secure procurement opportunities in the public and private sectors. The fund supports Businesses to improve their ability to participate as a supplier of goods, services and works to State, Federal or Local Government agencies and the private sector. Small and medium-sized regional Aboriginal businesses are encouraged to apply and seize this opportunity to build their capability and competitiveness. For more information:
  • Download a Regional Aboriginal Business Factsheet
  • Visit WA Industry Link
  • Contact Abigail Endersby from Department of Jobs, Tourism Science and Innovation on 9222 0470 or
  • For support from your Local Content Adviser contact or 9941 7000

Gascoyne 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, a Gascoyne Local Content Advisers has been appointed to the Gascoyne Development Commission to take a lead role in promoting supply opportunities and facilitating regional business capability and growth. Your Local Content Advisers works 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 or call (08) 99417000.
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 or call (08) 99417000.

Tenders and Jobs WA

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The Gascoyne’s commitment to cutting waste

We're working to transform 17,000 tonnes of wasted fruit and vegetables created each year from the Carnarvon Horticulture industry into food and revenue.

Find out more about this innovative, topical and profit-driven project here.

Carnarvon is Top Tourism Town!

Town awarded honour at 29th WA Top Tourism Town Awards   In a first for Carnarvon, the town has won the Top Tourism Town Award for population under 5,000, announced at the annual WA Tourism Conference on Wednesday 5 September, at the Perth Convention Bureau. The prize of a $10,000 GWN 7 Advertising Package will provide a valuable boost for the hard-working business operators in the area.   Read the full press release here.

Local Supply Chain Engagement – REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS

Subsea 7 is committed to driving local industry participation and workforce development. As part of this commitment, Subsea 7 has engaged consultants GHD to develop a Local Supplier Register (detailing local business capabilities) for use on the proposed Learmonth Bundle Site Project.

The Local Supplier Register will be used for either direct tendering or the potential to subcontract. In addition, the Local Supplier Register will be issued to every Bidder on the Project; maximizing opportunities for local businesses. How you can participate

To register, please email, Procurement and Contract Manager at GHD, with details of your business’s capabilities, project experience, skills and resources. Subject Line: WA Bundle Fabrication Facility – Local Supplier Register Suggestions on what to include:

  • Company profile
  • Capability statement
  • Contacts/organisation chart
  • Accredited systems (Quality, HSE, Management etc.)
  • Project reference list
  • Case studies

From the registrations obtained, Subsea 7 and GHD will endeavour to tailor works packages to suit local business capabilities (where possible).

For further information, please contact Odile May, Project Officer on 6652 2093 or email Alternatively, you can email David Morgan direct.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2018–23

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2018–23

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Disability Access and Inclusion Plan for 2018-23 provides strategies for the inclusion of clients and staff with disability through improved access to information, services and facilities.

The plan is open for ongoing public comment and submissions can be made by completing the online feedback form.

For a copy of the plan in an alternative format or to make any other comments please email or phone 9368 3333.