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Local business opportunities to engage with the Council

Are you looking to understand how to do business with Wollongong City Council?

A major procurement contractor, the Council will be holding a free live stream event to help local business learn more about the upcoming opportunities regarding supplying goods and services contracts for the city.

The live workshop is open to all local businesses interested in supplying and working with Council. The session will cover short and longer-term opportunities, procurement policy and processes and WHS compliance and prequalification.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the workshop is great opportunity for local organisations to understand how to do business with Council.

“Council works with a broad range of businesses, and contracts for building and construction, professional services, goods, and maintenance are all necessary to help run our city,” he said.

“This workshop is an opportunity for those outside Council to understand the thinking so to speak, on the organisation and to get a better grasp of how we do business and what we’re looking for from the market.’’

Council is a major procurement contractor within the Wollongong economy, and its Infrastructure Delivery Program is worth $800m over the next four years. Council has also recently changed its Sustainable Procurement Policy to increase the ‘local content’ weighting given to local businesses when submitting for tenders and formal quotations.

Cr Bradbery said together these factors offer significant opportunities for local businesses looking to contract with Council.

“We want to assist in making it easier for local businesses to support and employ local people and to work in their local area. This workshop helps highlight those opportunities for everyone,” he said.

The local procurement workshop ‘How to do business with Wollongong City Council’ will be an online event on Wednesday October 28 from 3.30pm to 5pm. Registration for the event is essential and free tickets are available on Council’s Eventbrite page


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A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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