Jobs for the Regions

Maximise Local Content  

  • Introduce Western Australian Industry Participation Plans (WAIPPs) to help maximize the amount of local content in the regions through government purchasing and on infrastructure projects.
  • The Industry Capability Network WA (ICN WA) services will be available at no cost to businesses to assist them to develop WAIPPs
  • Strengthen the Buy Local Guidelines to better support businesses in regional WA
  • Expand the Priority Start policy to maximise the number of apprenticeships and traineeships by applying it to big maintenance contracts and joint ventures of public private partnerships which involve a construction arrangement
  • The Skilled Local Jobs Bill will required a skilled work agreement on all major resource projects in the future
  • Adopt an Aboriginal Procurement Policy (APP) of awarding 3 per cent of all contracts to Aboriginal businesses by 2020
  • Develop technology parks and serviced industrial land in key regional centres

Supporting Innovation and New Industries

  • Invest $4.5 million into regional Startups as part of the New Industries Fund
  • Roll out science programs to public primary schools including science labs and science equipment
  • Establish a VET Regional Partnerships Program to provide an opportunity for regional TAFEs to invest in new and innovative long term partnerships to create jobs

Growing the Tourism Sector in Regional WA   

  • Establish Brand WA, a consistent but flexible approach to marketing WA as a brand across all industries to secure a greater share of growing markets across a range of industries
  • Invest $425 million to promote WA so it becomes one of the world's great tourist destinations
  • Promote the State and the unique experiences of regional WA.
  • Develop more landside tourist opportunities for the burgeoning cruise ship sector
  • Work with the WA Aboriginal Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) to strengthen and diversify the range and quality of Aboriginal tourism offerings
  • Encourage a more tourism friendly hospitality culture by cutting red tape

Regional Development Commissions

  • Changed role for Regional Development Commissions to ensure they are more proactive in identifying opportunities for local businesses

Growing our agriculture and fishing industries 

  • Support our primary industries to grow their export market share including into Asia
  • Identify opportunities to grow high return niche agricultural markets
  • Work with industry to develop a manufacturing food hub in Kemerton, in the South West
  • Work with the Federal Government to introduce country of origin labeling for seafood sold in restaurants to grow the fishing industry

Indigenous Ranger Program

A McGowan Labor Government will invest $20million over five years into an Indigenous Ranger program to protect the environment and provide Aboriginal people with real jobs in remote and regional WA.

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