All SW roads lead to Bun­bury net­work

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

Busi­ness own­ers from across the South West flocked to an in­for­ma­tion ses­sion in Bun­bury last week in a bid to tap into the re­gion’s road works.

The Main Roads WA’s South­ern Net­work Con­tract was the fo­cus of the in­for­ma­tion ses­sion held at Qual­ity Light­house Re­sort where about 180 peo­ple dis­cov­ered what op­por­tu­ni­ties were avail­able.

The con­tract will de­liver rou­tine and planned road high­way main­te­nance ser­vices and mi­nor cap­i­tal works projects across the South West, Great South­ern and Peel re­gions.

Ful­ton Ho­gan has been an­nounced as the pre­ferred ten­derer and an­tic­i­pates in­volve­ment from small and medium busi­nesses from a va­ri­ety of in­dus­tries in de­liv­er­ing the con­tract.

South West Devel­op­ment Com­mis­sion prin­ci­pal lo­cal con­tent ad­viser Carly An­der­son said con­nect­ing lo­cal busi­nesses to re­gional con­tract­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties was a fo­cus area in a lo­cal con­tent pro­gram.

“In­for­ma­tion and net­work­ing ses­sions like the one pre­sented on Tues­day pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal busi­nesses to find out more about con­tract and sup­ply op­por­tu­ni­ties,” Ms An­der­son said.

“Feed­back has been that it was a good op­por­tu­nity to make ini­tial con­tact with Ful­ton Ho­gan and un­der­stand what might be re­quired to sup­ply to them un­der the South­ern Net­work Con­tract.

“The South West Devel­op­ment Com­mis­sion has a strong com­mit­ment to di­ver­si­fy­ing the re­gion’s eco­nomic base, sup­port­ing the growth of busi­ness and en­trepreneur­ship and the abil­ity for lo­cal busi­nesses to en­gage in gov­ern­ment sup­ply op­por­tu­ni­ties such as this.”

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Main Roads, Ful­ton Ho­gan, IPS Busi­ness Ad­vi­sory and Peel Devel­op­ment Com­mis­sion also at­tended the ses­sion.

Busi­nesses can still dis­cover the op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able by con­tact­ing Ms An­der­son at the South West Devel­op­ment Com­mis­sion.

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

Ful­ton Ho­gan south­ern net­work con­tract per­for­mance and com­mer­cial man­ager Bill Berry, South West Devel­op­ment Com­mis­sion prin­ci­pal lo­cal con­tent ad­viser Carly An­der­son, Peel Devel­op­ment Com­mis­sion lo­cal con­tent ad­viser Tahlia Jones and Ful­ton Ho­gan sys­tems man­ager Paul West­bury take a break at the in­for­ma­tion ses­sion to dis­cuss op­por­tu­ni­ties.

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