Aligned with Government priorities, the Industry Development division is positioned as a catalyst for industry development in Western Australia by focusing on Western Australia’s competitive strengths, strategic location and vast natural resources. 

Our Ministers

The Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of Western Australia, is responsible for the industry development portfolio in Western Australia.

Industry Development

The Industry Development division has the following key focus areas:

These key focus areas are specified as follows:

  • The Industry Participation team ensures that local industry receives full, fair and reasonable opportunity to participate in major projects taking place throughout the State. This is done by monitoring the level of local content used in construction and manufacturing projects, promoting local industry participation and administering funding programs for WA small to medium enterprises to improve their capacity and competitiveness.
  • Funding programs include the highly successful Industry Facilitation and Support Program (IFSP) which supports small and medium sized enterprises in building capability and capacity to enable access to major project and market opportunities in targeted industry sectors. Industry Development also manages the WA Industry and Export Awards and helps coordinate the Australasian Oil and Gas Conference.

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