Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Tourism; Science

    New online platform to promote investment ready projects in WA

    24/03/2023 9:45 AM
    • McGowan Government partners with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA to launch WA Investments
    • WA Investments is a live digital 'investment dealbook' that showcases investment-ready commercial projects in WA above $10 million
    • Platform complements the existing investment attraction and trade promotion activities undertaken by Invest and Trade Western Australia

    The McGowan Government, through Invest and Trade Western Australia, is partnering with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) to boost WA's reputation as an investment destination, launching a new online platform that promotes investment-ready projects with a value above $10 million.


    Launching with more than 35 projects that have a combined value of approximately $6 billion, WA Investments provides global audiences easy access to the huge investment opportunities available in WA.


    Investors from around the world will be guided to the type of opportunities they are interested in and supported to contact investment proponents.


    The online platform highlights WA's strengths as an investment destination, including its advanced industries, abundant resources, robust consumer economy and State finances.


    WA Investments is a collaborative partnership between CCIWA and Invest and Trade Western Australia. Through this partnership, CCIWA's International Trade and Investment Centre will develop, implement and maintain the digital platform while Invest and Trade Western Australia will continue to service requests from investors seeking information and support on investment opportunities.


    In addition to projects in advanced manufacturing and infrastructure, WA Investments focuses on the eight priority sectors outlined in the WA Government's economic development framework, Diversify WA - energy; tourism, events and creative industries; international education; defence industries; mining and mining equipment, technology and services; space industries; health and medical life sciences; and primary industries.


    WA Investments will be promoted offshore through our Invest and Trade Western Australia global network and trusted global partners.


    Visit WA Investments at http://www.wainvestments.com.au

    Comments attributed to State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister Roger Cook:


    "Through the establishment of Invest and Trade Western Australia in 2019, the Government has taken a very proactive approach to attracting investment and promoting trade opportunities in our State.


    "WA Investments will complement the work of Invest and Trade Western Australia, which includes an extensive network of global offices, to further promote and highlight investment-ready projects aligned to the State's priority sectors.


    "We know how important international investment is to Western Australia's ongoing prosperity. It creates and sustains new jobs and drives economic growth and diversification.


    "Launching an online platform like WA Investments is not possible without industry engagement. We look forward to continuing to partner with CCIWA to promote investment opportunities from across the State."


    Comments attributed to CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell:


    "WA is in the box seat to draw in capital from around the world. We want to ensure our State is on the front foot to strengthen and diversify its economy, whether it's in critical minerals, hydrogen, advanced manufacturing, life sciences or some other emerging industry.


    "WA Investments brings to life some of the opportunities we can shop around the world, whether that's in places where there are recent or continuing trade negotiations such as India, the EU and the UK, in near markets across Asia, or with our long term strategic partner, the US.


    "Importantly, this puts us at the front of the pack of Australian states in marketing investment opportunities to the world."


    Minister's office - 6552 6500