The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the NSW Government’s efforts to give local businesses priority in securing rebuild work in bushfire affected communities.
The NSW Government has launched a new business portal and a concierge service for local and regional businesses to access government agency procurement opportunities in areas impacted by bushfires.
“This is a good initiative that will help small businesses and local economies recover from the devastation caused during this bushfire season,” Carnell says.
“Most small businesses just want to get back to doing what they do best – running their business – and it’s initiatives like this that will help make that happen.
“Small businesses in these communities are encouraged to register their details on the portal, and take a look at the contract opportunities available.
“It’s great to see more than 300 local businesses have already registered on the portal which can be found on the Tenders NSW website.
“The NSW Government should be commended for its commitment to give first preference to local businesses to provide the services required to rebuild their communities.”