Maximising Local Opportunities

Maximising Local Opportunities

Connecting our people with LOCAL opportunities

The Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission (GEDC) has a strong commitment to diversifying the region's economic base, growth of business and entrepreneurship, retaining, attracting and developing skilled people, and maximising local jobs.

Through the State Government's Plan for Jobs and Maximising Local Content initiative, the GEDC will develop, promote and maximise opportunities for local suppliers, contractors and jobseekers in the regions by connecting to relevant government, industry, businesses, Aboriginal Corporations, employment and training stakeholders.

Your Local Content Adviser aims to:
  • Increase regional businesses' knowledge, skills and capability to capture regional opportunities as per the Building Local Industry Policy.
  • Increase the portion of State Government and Industry contracts secured by regional contractors and businesses.
  • Provide regional perspectives to support decision making for the awarding of State Government contracts.
  • Maximise regional supplied and subcontracting arrangements and outcomes through Industry Participation Plans.
  • Engage with lead contractors and suppliers to promote maximum local jobseeker participation.
  • Monitor the performance of contracts and report best practice and instances where Buy Local Policy or intent has been overlooked.

For more information on the Western Australian Jobs Act 2017 please visit the WA Industry Link website:


  • Our Region includes nine different local governments, offering government positions in a variety of different industries and roles.

    Please visit the local government's website to view employment opportunities in your area:
    Shire of Coolgardie Shire of Dundas
    Shire of Esperance City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
    Shire of Laverton Shire of Leonora
    Shire of Menzies Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku
    Shire of Ravensthorpe  
  • There are more than 100 departments and agencies in the Western Australian public sector, ranging in size from just a few people in a single office to thousands of employees across the state. You can access these job vacancies through the WA Jobs portal:

  • The APSjobs (Australian Public Service) website offers access to current vacancies available in the APS, the Parliamentary Serivce and many other Australian Government agencies. APSjobs pulishes vacnacies every weekday, in a range of job categories, from entry level positions through to senior leadership roles.

    The website also enables you to set up an 'Email Me Jobs' function, setting up your job search criteria to receive an email with details of your first 50 job advertisements that matches your search.

For more information on Local Content or on how your business can be supported through this initiative:
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