South Australian premier Steven Marshall has made government procurement the focus of the new SA Productivity Commission’s first inquiry.
Reforms to South Australia’s Industry Participation Plans is giving companies that employ apprentices as part of their tendering processes for government procurement and projects a better chance of winning tenders.
Funding is set to increase by $21 million for WA’s local government road networks due to an agreement struck between the WA Local Government Association and the state government.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation has opened the Registration of Interest process for a Public Private Partnership to deliver the Gowrie to Kagaru section of Inland Rail.
A report commissioned by the Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative has predicted that the driverless vehicle industry will provide Australia with a major productivity boost and a range of new employment opportunities.