- Family-owned Perth company Mrs Mac's awarded exclusive five-year contract to supply pies and pastries to Perth Stadium
- Mrs Mac's contributes $50 million per annum to the Western Australian economy, supporting local businesses and jobs
- Sport and music fans to enjoy local pies and pastries made with local ingredients
Family-owned Perth company Mrs Mac's has beaten out Eastern States competition to win the tender to supply pies and pastries to Perth Stadium.
Pies supplied to WA stadiums have traditionally come from Eastern States companies.
The five-year deal with Mrs Mac's demonstrates a competitive approach by the Western Australian company and will provide a boost to employment and a fillip to local producers.
Mrs Mac's sources 85 per cent of its ingredients from Western Australia, employs 300 people and is worth $50 million a year to the local economy.
It purchases $30 million worth of WA produce each year, including 2,800 tonnes per annum of prime 100 per cent WA beef and 4,800 tonnes of flour produced from premium WA wheat.
The McGowan Government is in the process of filling Perth Stadium's events calendar for the coming years, with a plan to secure as many world-class events as possible to boost tourism, create new jobs and stimulate the economy.
Perth Stadium will host an AFLW fixture in February 2018, two Ed Sheeran concerts and the Perth NRL double header in March 2018, Chelsea Football Club versus Perth Glory in mid-2018, State of Origin II and a Bledisloe Cup match in 2019 with more world-class events to be announced soon.
Construction of the 60,000-seat Perth Stadium is more than 97 per cent complete and will officially open with a free Community Open Day on Sunday January 21, 2018.
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
"Mrs Mac's is not only an iconic local company, it is family-owned and an employer of hundreds of Western Australians.
"In the past when sports and music fans have enjoyed a pie or a sausage roll at WA stadiums, it has usually come from an Eastern States-owned company.
"Mrs Mac's buys thousands of tonnes of prime WA beef and quality WA flour each year, supporting our farmers and jobs in many other industries.
"Enjoying a pie at a sporting event is synonymous with Australian life - and fans at Perth Stadium will be certain they are consuming one that has been locally produced.
"Mrs Mac's sources an impressive 85 per cent of its ingredients from within WA. That means when sports and music fans buy a pie or pastry at Perth Stadium they are supporting WA industries and WA jobs."
Minister's office - 6552 6400