Goldfields-Esperance Local Content

Goldfields-Esperance Local Content

Connecting LOCAL 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.

To assist businesses and government to connect with local business owners, the GEDC is a foundation partner for the G.E. Business Register which provides direct access to business operating from the region. Local businesses are encouraged to list their business on the register to connect with industry and major projects in the region.
 G.E. Business Register

Local Content Program

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, Local Content Advisers have been appointed in each Regional Development Commission to take a lead role in promoting supply opportunities and facilitating regional business capability and growth.

Your Goldfields-Esperance 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 2017 and the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy
  • Facilitate connecting head contractors with subcontractors
  • Participate in productivity and business capability activities
For futher information contact us on (08) 9080 5009 or via email at

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Devleopment (DPIRD) also work with the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) to provide the WA Industry Link portal.

To read more please follow the below link.
WA Industry Link - Building Local Capability

  • 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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