Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues

    Small business a big winner at Optus Stadium

    14/12/2017 9:00 AM
    • 30 contracts awarded to WA small businesses to supply food and consumables
    • Testament to the quality of local products and produce
    • $150 million of contracts awarded to support the first five years of stadium operation 

    30 contracts have been awarded to Western Australian small businesses to supply food and consumables to Optus Stadium.


    New West Foods (seafood), Little Home Bakery (bread), Morley Growers (fruit and vegetables), Total Food Distributors (meat), Mahogany Creek Distributors (poultry and game), Mondo Meats (meat), Oil 2 U (oil) and Food Packaging Australia are among the local businesses which have secured stadium supply.


    New West Foods will distribute more than 200 tonnes of frozen potato chips to the stadium annually, as well as large volumes of prawns from Exmouth, barramundi from Derby and crabs from Geraldton.


    Each year, Food Packaging Australia will supply the stadium with more than 500,000 hot chip containers, 200,000 burger boxes and 1.5 million beer cups. 


    Thanks to these WA businesses, 60,000 fans on major event days plus thousands of guests attending conferences, gala dinners and other special events throughout the world-class venue will be eating top quality local produce.


    Comments attributed to Small Business Minister Paul Papalia:


    "Small businesses represent around 97 per cent of all businesses in Western Australia, accounting for 41 per cent of total private sector employment.


    "These latest round of contracts will have a flow-on effect to dozens of WA small businesses involved in hospitality and primary production, which helps strengthen our economy and create jobs. 


    "I'm pleased that visitors to Optus Stadium will have access to the freshest and finest produce Western Australia has to offer."


    Minister's office - 6552 5600