Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

    WA cabinet making business puts Premier and locals to work

    16/03/2018 9:45 AM
    • McGowan Government launches the WA Industry Link portal to help local businesses tender for more government work
    • Coastline Kitchens a great example of a local business employing WA workers
    • Premier visits Coastline Kitchens to meet local workers and apprentices 

    Premier Mark McGowan put his cabinet making skills to use this morning, helping apprentices at local Rockingham business, Coastline Kitchens, build and assemble kitchen cupboards.  


    The Premier was in Rockingham ahead of the launch of the McGowan Government's WA Industry Link portal that will help local businesses to secure more work on government contracts.


    The portal will be a central online information source on how opportunities for local businesses to supply to the State Government can be maximised.  


    It will also provide an avenue for local industry to share feedback and seek advice, helping to ensure the State Government tender and contracting processes remain open, accountable and transparent.


    Coastline Kitchens is a local business, first established in 1989, that is the largest independent cabinet-maker in WA and supplies products to about 25 of the State's home building companies.


    The local business employs about 70 workers and usually takes on four apprentices a year.


    90 per cent of their staff are from the Rockingham and Baldivis areas.


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "Creating jobs for Western Australians is my number one priority. WA Industry Link represents a new, innovative era in the way government contracts are awarded.


    "WA Industry Link will ensure more opportunities are created for WA businesses, meaning more jobs for local workers.


    "Coastline Kitchens is a great example of a local WA business employing local WA workers.


    "I'm pleased to see a local business hiring local apprentices, and teaching them a trade and skills that will provide them with more opportunities in the future."


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