Clear pathway for businesses and government to create WA jobs

Date: 28 June 2018

New policy being established to encourage private sector investment to develop projects, as part of the McGowan Labor Government's Plan for Jobs

The McGowan Labor Government is getting on with the job and delivering its election commitment for a single, clear and transparent process that businesses can use when approaching the State Government with job-creating commercial proposals.

 

Premier Mark McGowan today revealed the draft Market-led Proposals Policy, which is aimed at streamlining processes, reducing red tape and sets out a new, consistent process to enable the State Government to receive and evaluate unsolicited proposals from the private sector.

 

Market-led proposals are initiated by the private sector to build or finance public infrastructure, provide public goods or services, or purchase a government-owned asset, where government has not requested the proposal.

 

The draft policy provides a single portal for the private sector to approach government with unique projects or services that meet government objectives, achieve value for money and deliver outcomes that will benefit Western Australians.

 

Where questions remain about whether similar outcomes could be delivered by a competitor, the State Government will be able to test the market through an expression of interest process.

 

This whole-of-government approach is a first for Western Australia, with similar policies already in place in every other State and Territory.

 

The draft policy is open for a six-week public consultation period, closing on Thursday August 9, 2018. For more information, visit http://www.dpc.wa.gov.au/marketledproposals 

 

Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

 

"My Government recognises the value of private sector investment and entrepreneurship, so it is essential good ideas that create jobs and deliver value for Western Australians are encouraged and harnessed.

 

"As part of our Plan for Jobs, we committed to establishing a common sense process to receive and evaluate proposals from the private sector that will create jobs and benefit all Western Australians."

 

Premier's office - 6552 5000

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