What Do We Achieve
Since the introduction of the Office of the Industry Advocate we have achieved to following:
- The South Australian Government has strengthened the Industry Advocate’s power to ensure contractors on government projects comply with industry participation commitments to use local workers and suppliers
- In major construction projects over $50 million the performance has been strong, where the South Australian spend was estimated at above 90 per cent for sub-contracted work packages in 2015-16 which was almost $640 million in value.
- In 2016-17, the result has been almost 90 per cent and an estimated $480 million. This indicates that performance in major projects has been consistently strong over a number of years now at around the 90 per cent mark for sub-contracting.
- Testimonial - Civil Contractors Federation SA Don’t ever think that the role of the Industry Advocate is not making a serious difference, because it is. The Industry Advocate is an important voice for many civil contractors who otherwise wouldn’t get a look in.