Winter has well and truly hit, at least across the east coast, but as the weather gets icy, major projects are heating up.
In this edition, we bring you some fascinating news about a regional water sustainability company that has leveraged a Defence contract to break into the oil and gas market, brilliantly demonstrating how industries can transform their capability into other sectors. Enviro Australias’ technology to remove pollution from stormwater runoff is also gaining worldwide attention, making it a potential opportunity to export Australian capability.
Nationally, ICNL is excited to announce a new and improved Gateway, with enhanced user experience and functionality, as well as bringing news of a ground-breaking Indigenous Business Snapshot Study from the University of Melbourne.
In other Defence news, ICN is involved in two programs to help suppliers tap into the growing industry. ICN Queensland is working with Defence Jobs Queensland to deliver a series of capability workshops, and in other defence news, the Federal Government has invested $430, 000 in NSW-based Hunter Defence’s Defence Ready seminar series.
ICN consultants from across the country also recently attended the Land Forces 2021 Conference in Brisbane, which showcased amazing Australian Sovereign Capability in the defence sector. It gave consultants across the ICN National network the opportunity to meet with defence primes as well as suppliers who were engaged or looking to become engaged in the Australian Defence sector.
In news from NSW, a conversation with ICN helped an Indigenous-owned RTO win a major contract to train people helping with the bushfire recovery. And local businesses have the chance to be part of the multi-million-dollar facelift for the world-renowned Sydney Fish Markets.
ICN Victoria is working on a couple of transport projects that are committed to local content under the Government’s Local Jobs legislation. Local suppliers also have the opportunity to get involved in solar projects, and the Latrobe Hospital redevelopment.
In the warmer regions of the country, ICN WA is working with Mardie Minerals Pty Ltd on the first major salt operation developed in Australia in two decades; and ICN NT has partnered with Santos Ltd to help identify local for the Barossa Offshore gas and condensate field project.
Meanwhile, North West Queensland businesses have the chance to get involved with the world’s first integrated 50MW solar hybrid baseload power plant, with expressions of interest for Vast Solar’s North West Queensland Hybrid Power Project now on Gateway.
As you can see we have a lot going on nationally, and we hope you enjoy this edition of Capability News and we look forward to continuing to support Australian SMEs.
Chair, ICN Executive Directors
Articles in this newsletter
New Gateway to boost Australian industry
ICN’s hugely successful online procurement and supply chain system is set to become even better with a major overhaul and relaunch. The new ICN Gateway will make it even easier for project owners to promote their projects and suppliers to find work and promote their capabilities… Read more
A regional South Australian water quality improvement company is gaining traction on the world stage, thanks in part to its involvement with ICN. Enviro Australis, based in the Barossa town of Angaston, has commercialised technology to remove pollution from stormwater runoff. It started with removing plastics, toxic substances and sediment, and has now advanced into removing oils… Read more
A conversation with an ICN consultant early last year led to an Indigenous-owned RTO company winning a major contract to train workers involved in NSW bushfire recovery. Laing O’Rourke selected Ironbark Training, based in Wagga Wagga, to deliver white card, excavator and other training to subcontractor employees working on the clean-up… Read more
Improve health services for regional Victoria
ICN Victoria is engaging with local industry to ensure Gippsland suppliers have an opportunity to be involved in the Latrobe Regional Hospital Expansion – Stage 3A… Read more
New FSPO contractor for Barossa Offshore
ICN NT has partnered with Santos to identify local capacity and raise awareness of opportunities to supply goods and services to the Barossa Offshore gas and condensate field project… Read more
Facelift for Sydney Fish Market
The world-renowned Sydney Fish Markets are getting a multi-million-dollar facelift to create a “foodie” waterfront destination… Read more
Major salt production project in the Pilbara
The Mardie Salt and Potash Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia will be Australia’s first to produce both salt and sulphate of potash (SOP)… Read more
World-first renewables project slated for NW QLD
North-West Queensland businesses have the chance to get involved with the world’s first integrated 50MW solar hybrid baseload power plant... Read more
Victorian solar projects booming
Victorian businesses have an opportunity to get involved in the growing renewables industry, with three solar farms in development... Read more
Major transport projects boost economic recovery
ICN Victoria is working with the Victorian State Government on two major transport projects that will transform tram and rail services in the State... Read more
Defence Wrap Up
Getting Defence ready in the Hunter Valley
The Federal Government has invested $430,000 in a ground-breaking program designed to help suppliers break into the defence industry... Read more
Land Forces 2021
ICN consultants from across the country recently attended the Land Forces 2021 Conference in Brisbane where they had the opportunity to network with, and learn from, national and international Defence primes and suppliers... Read more
Since 2014, ICN Queensland has worked with Defence Jobs Queensland to deliver a series of capability workshops to assist industry to access Defence business opportunities... Read more
Snapshot of Indigenous business growth
The University of Melbourne has released its inaugural Indigenous Business Snapshot Study, which studied data from 2006 and 2018, highlighting that Indigenous businesses were booming... Read more