This article represents one of the most excellent achievements of the Council via the Governance committee since 2012.
Over $136 million MORE worth of council contracts have been awarded to locally based businesses in recent times and since 2012 we've increased local procurement outcomes from 52% of contracts to 80% of contracts.
I remember when Cr William Owen-Jones Division 2, Gold Coast first discussed the variables of this initiative in one of our meetings back in the early days as Chair and Deputy Chair of what was then the GAF committee. Council's support of the committee recommendation and delivery of the program has been commendable.
“The city is one of the largest employers and one of the biggest budgets so it only makes sense to put our focus locally,” the council’s Governance and Administration Committee chairman William Owen-Jones said.
Local people got jobs here because of this Council decision, and local business were better enabled to thrive, including some based in the hinterland. Good stuff! ... See MoreSee Less