Maximising regional opportunities from major private and public projects is paramount to driving investment and delivering jobs and economic prosperity in regional Queensland.
The Queensland Local Content Leaders Network (QLCLN) grew out of the acknowledgment that there is strength in partnership to achieve strong local content outcomes. We now see an opportunity to apply these local content principles to the wave of investment in projects in the regions.
In response to the 2018 House of Representatives Standing Committee inquiry into how the mining sector can support businesses in regional economies, QLCLN commissioned a research project to develop a better answer to the question ‘what is local?’ This research addresses a key recommendation from the inquiry’s final report.
KEEPING IT IN THE REGIONS
A better practice model for local content and defining local business.
The resources sector has long recognised the value of local content in its projects. It’s a way of reducing costs, reducing risks and increasing the long-term sustainability of regional economies. Buying locally also demonstrates the sector’s long-term commitment to its local community.