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 - Liddiard Group We are very appreciative of the practical and strategic work the Office of Industry Advocate does in supporting the potential for our Aboriginal owned small to medium enterprises. It is this strategic support that will help our business to grow and increase in capacity to employ more Aboriginal workers across South Australia.