18 July 2016
The Canberra Business Chamber congratulates the ACT Government on the decision to create the position of Local Industry Advocate and welcomes the appointment of Kate Lundy to this role.
A healthy local business sector is critical to continuing positive economic and employment outcomes. Leveraging ACT government procurement to build capacity, expertise and experience of local businesses not only returns short-term employment outcomes but also strengthens the ability of these businesses to compete at a national and international level delivering long term economic benefits for our region.
The creation of the Industry Participation Policy (IPP) is an important step to strengthening the role and impact of the Local Industry Advocate (LIA) to support the growth of local businesses, particularly, with respect to government procurement and its potential to foster growth of local businesses.