In a landmark moment for the WA economy and business community, the digital investment dealbook, WA Investments, launched today and showcases the State as a global hotspot for investment.
The website, which CCIWA has delivered in partnership with the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Innovation and Science (JTSI), showcases investment-ready projects to facilitate innovative and diversified greenfield and brownfield investment within WA to grow the State’s economy, strengthen its reputation and provide jobs.
“WA is in the box seat to draw in capital from around the world. We want to ensure our State is on the front foot to strengthen and diversify its economy, whether it’s in critical minerals, hydrogen, advanced manufacturing, life sciences or some other emerging industry,” said CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell.
“WA Investments brings to life some of the opportunities we can shop around the world, whether that’s in places where there are recent or continuing trade negotiations such as India, the EU and the UK, in near markets across Asia, or with our long-term strategic partner, the US. Importantly, this puts us at the front of the pack of Australian states in marketing investment opportunities to the world.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade the Hon Roger Cook MLA officially launched the website.
“WA Investments will complement the work of Invest and Trade Western Australia, which includes an extensive network of global offices, to further promote and highlight investment-ready projects aligned to the State’s priority sectors,” Minister Cook said.
“We know how important international investment is to Western Australia’s ongoing prosperity. It creates and sustains new jobs and drives economic growth and diversification.
“Launching an online platform like WA Investments is not possible without industry engagement. We look forward to continuing to partner with CCIWA to promote investment opportunities from across the State.”
WA Investments already has 36 projects listed that are open for investment with a combined value of more than $6 billion.
The website showcases projects valued between $10-500 million across a range of industry sectors: mining and mining equipment, technology and services (METS); energy; defence; international education, infrastructure; space; advanced manufacturing; health, medical, science and innovation; primary industries; and tourism, events and creative industries.
JTSI Deputy Director General of Strategy and International Engagement Simone Spencer also spoke at the launch and said: “In almost every global trend, Western Australia has an advantage – the growing wealth and consumer base on our doorstep, the increasing global demand and competition for natural resources particularly critical minerals, the global imperative to decarbonise and the urgency this brings around our energy transition.
“The continuing revolution in computing, power, data, communications and robotics technology and even more pressingly, the rising need for safe, stable and high-quality sources of food. One of our most important roles in government is to ensure a coordinated strategic approach in supporting industry to adapt to these global trends of promoting what we in Western Australia have to offer the world.”
For information about showcasing your project or investment opportunities, visit WA Investments.