Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; Industrial Relations

    New program to support job growth into the Asian region

    12/10/2018 9:00 AM
    • Applications are now open for the Priority Sector Funding Program
    • Funding will increase engagement, trade and investment between WA and Asia
    • McGowan Labor Government delivering on election commitment to create jobs

    Applications are now open for the State Government's new Priority Sector Funding Program.


    The McGowan Government established the grant program with the aim of assisting Western Australian companies to engage with and develop international business capabilities in Asia.  


    The program is open to applications, from industry associations and bilateral businesses, to run projects on behalf of Western Australia's priority trade and investment sectors and markets.


    Suitable sectors include mining and energy, education and training, marine and defence, aerospace and aviation, information and communications technology, health care, building and construction, creative industries and consumer goods.


    Funding of up to $30,000 is available for outbound projects, such as delegations participating at key international forums or business programs; and $20,000 for inbound projects, showcasing specific Western Australian industries to international delegations.


    For more information, visit http://www.jtsi.wa.gov.au/PSFP


    Comments attributed to Asian Engagement Minister Bill Johnston:


    "The launch of this program fulfils one of the McGowan Government's election commitments to create opportunities for job growth into the Asian region.


    "As our closest neighbours, it's important we continue to strengthen our business ties with Asia - which could create jobs for Western Australians.


    "I encourage all organisations who meet the criteria, and are keen to expand internationally, to apply."


    Minister's office - 6552 6700