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Businesses to Benefit from Defence Ready Workshops

Date20 January 2021

Local businesses across the City of Rockingham have the opportunity to learn how to grow their business in the defence industry supply chain, with the City of Rockingham set to host a series of Defence Ready Business Workshops throughout February and March.

The free workshops will be held at the Gary Holland Community Centre and delivered by The Lab Factory, starting Wednesday 3 February 2021 from 5pm – 8pm.   

The workshops will outline how businesses can prepare themselves to find and tender for Defence related work. Sessions will be run as follows: 

  • 3 February 2021: How to build your business in Defence. 
  • 17 February 2021: How to apply for Defence tenders. 
  • 3 March 2021: How to make your businesses commercially attractive to Defence. 
  • 17 March 2021: What are the things I need to do, once I’ve secured a Defence tender? 

Mayor Barry Sammels said the City was committed to supporting local small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) obtain work in the rapidly expanding defence industry sector. 

“Defence is a key industry in the Rockingham region, and the continued growth of HMAS Stirling naval base coupled with large infrastructure investment from the Australian Government will provide local businesses with a fantastic opportunity to secure work in the defence industry sector over the next decade,” Mayor Sammels said.

More than $1 billion will be spent on these Defence projects, and the City’s Defence Ready Business Workshops will equip local SMEs with the knowledge and confidence needed to seek out and secure work in this sector.

“Places for these workshops will fill up fast so the City encourages local businesses to sign up as soon as possible.” 

Following the Defence Ready Business Workshops the City will deliver a Defence Industry Forum in April. This forum will feature experts from across the defence industry sector. More details on the forum will be revealed closer to the event.  

For more information or to register for the Defence Ready Workshops visit Defence

Image: The Defence Ready Business Workshops will outline how businesses can prepare themselves to find and tender for Defence related work. Picture: Department of Defence.  

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