The Western Australian Government is committed to ensuring local industry receives full, fair and reasonable opportunity to participate in major resource projects taking place throughout the State.
In response to changes in global market conditions, the State Government revised its approach to local industry participation and developed a framework to address new challenges and opportunities for local suppliers.
The Western Australian Government’s Local Industry Participation Framework seeks to improve channels of communication with both suppliers and project proponents to ensure that benefits flowing from resource projects to the Western Australian economy and community are maximised.
Local Industry Participation Framework
The Industry Participation Branch has the responsibility of implementing the framework.
Industry Facilitation Support Program
The Industry Facilitation and Support Program (IFSP) provides small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with matched funding to increase capacity and competitiveness to supply major projects and markets in Australia and overseas. IFSP funds have enabled businesses to grow in an environment of increasing market pressures and changing market conditions.
Since its launch, the IFSP has resulted in $3.3 million being committed to 227 SMEs across Western Australia, inlcuding 152 regional businesses. This investment has resulted in more than $208 million in contract awards and 353 new employment opportunities, including 35 apprenticeships.
For more information on current funding rounds of IFSP and successful recipient testimonials, please visit our IFSP page.
Royalties For Regions business development information briefings
The Department of Commerce through the Industry Participation Branch has delivered a number of successful Business Development Information Briefings across Regional Western Australia. Video recordings of the briefings, speaker information and presentation notes are now available.
Committees and working groups
The Department of Commerce is involved in several steering committees and working groups that promote local industry participation.
Industry participation policy and templates
The Western Australian Government’s Building Local Industry Policy ensures that project proponents are providing local companies with fair, full and reasonable opportunity to participate in projects underway in the State. Also references to the Industry participation policy and templates for your plans and reporting are available for your use.
State government reports
The Western Australian Government produces regular local content reports and other specially commissioned reports examining local industry participation levels in the State.
Useful links and resources
Links to Western Australian and Commonwealth agencies and industry groups and Newsletters that provide financial and industry assistance.
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