Business urged to seize RAAF opportunities

WELLINGTON Shire Council is offering local businesses the opportunity to attend one of two free workshops with the Industry Capability Network which will provide information on how to register as a prospective supplier for the RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment Project.

The intention of the workshops is to ensure that local business owners and operators are well informed and ready to seize the opportunity to benefit from the impending project.

A ‘project gateway’ has been set up by the Industry Capability Network on its website to identify suitable suppliers of goods and services required for the project.

The workshops will assist businesses to register their details and capabilities on the website.

Council chief executive David Morcom said the RAAF base redevelopment would bring considerable economic benefit to Wellington Shire.

“Council wants to see local business well positioned to make the most of this great opportunity,” he said.

“We have worked closely with the project’s managers over the past months to ensure that we can provide local business with sufficient sound advice and information to stand them in excellent stead to reap the benefits of the project.

“I strongly encourage any local business which may have something to contribute towards the redevelopment works to attend one of these workshops next Monday evening.”

The Industry Capability Network workshops will be run on Monday from at 4pm and 8pm at Community College Gippsland, Raymond St, Sale. Computers will be provided and businesses guided through the ICN registration process.

The workshops are expected to last no longer than an hour.

To register for the workshops and for information about the business details required, phone council’s economic development unit on 1300 366 244.