Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls
Minister Begins Push to Improve Buy-Local Culture
Victor P Taffa
Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls announced today in Kalgoorlie-Boulder his intention to investigate new ways to promote a greater buy-local culture across regional Western Australia where an estimated $4 Billion would be invested in new projects and programs over four years.
Mr. Grylls has invited Kalgoorlie MLA John Bowler to chair a Regional Buy-Local working group to make regional communities aware of existing programs and mechanisms that promote buy-local policies and to explore new ideas.
North West MLA Vince Catania, Albany MLA Peter Watson and Geraldton MLA Ian Blayney has been invited to join the group, ensuring strong State-wide Regional Representation.
“While there are certain national and international competition rules that may mitigate against local buying, I am keen to find ways to ensure that local business and industry can benefit from Royalties for Regions investment wherever possible.” the Minister said.
Mr. Grylls intended to explore with his ministerial colleagues the potential for a specific, regionally-focused promotion and education program funded through Royalties for Regions and said that he would like the Regional Development Council, comprising chairs of the State’s nine Regional Development Commissions, to become involved.
“The State Government’s Royalties for Regions program is a significant source of new funding for regional WA and there may be avenues to incorporate, where appropriate, a greater buy-local thrust into our grants schemes and capital works projects.” Mr. Grylls said.
The working group would report to the Minister by October 31.
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