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Procurement changes extended

In July, the Government announced changes to the way local Aboriginal owned businesses can win contracts with government agencies in 2020. These measures have now been extended and will be in place until May 31st 2021. These changes include: No need for a tender application if the contract is less than $250,000 (agencies can purchase directly from your business)Tenders include projects up to $500,000Written quotes only for contracts between...

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WAIPS improvements mean more work for local businesses

The McGowan Government has announced improvements to the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS). These changes aim to ensure more government contracts and funds are awarded to local WA businesses. The aim of WAIPS is to create more jobs and...

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$27 billion in government contracts announced

Yesterday the McGowan Government announced its ‘Pipeline of Work’ initiative. This work plan outlines all the government’s upcoming infrastructure projects, for a total of $27 billion over the next four years. This will give Aboriginal businesses time to plan for...

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Record number of contracts awarded to Aboriginal businesses

As part of the government’s Aboriginal Procurement Policy, the McGowan government committed to award 2% of all government contracts to Aboriginal businesses. Yesterday it was announced that this target was nearly tripled, with 5.5% of government contracts being...

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New training centre construction creates 1,000 jobs in Broome

The North Regional TAFE is building a new training centre in Broome. This centre will be designed by a Broome architectural firm, and building is set to begin in August 2021. The $10 million centre will create 1,000 new jobs. Keep an eye out for more updates on this...

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Exciting new business on the Dampier Peninsula

About Bilingurr Transit One of the Kimberley’s newest businesses, Bilingurr Transit was established in 2020. Based in the Broome suburb of Bilingurr, the business takes its name from the location’s Indigenous area. It operates a modern 45 seat airconditioned bus,...

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Get on Horizon Power’s Preferred Supplier List!

The WA state government have announced a $21 million recovery plan to be delivered by Horizon Power to provide renewable energy to the Kimberley. This package will create many job opportunities for local Aboriginal businesses in the region. Horizon Power wants to...

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Changes to Tender Contracts

Earlier this week the government announced some exciting changes to the way local Aboriginal owned businesses can win contracts with government agencies. So what are these changes? No need for a tender application if the contract is less than $250,000 (agencies can...

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Business of the Month – Mercedes Cove

Mercedes Cove Exclusive Coastal Retreat   Mercedes Cove is located on the National Heritage Listed Dampier Peninsula approximately 180 kilometres north of Broome and is the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful break with your partner, family or friends. With a...

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Keeping remote communities safe

The Commonwealth Government is lifting the current Biosecurity Region zone restrictions over the Kimberley  on 5th June. But the State Government restrictions remain in place for remote Aboriginal communities to help keep them safe. Under the State of Emergency,...

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