Aboriginal Business Capability Building Project

The Western Australian Treasurer, Ben Wyatt, announced on 4th July 2019 that Aboriginal businesses across Western Australia will now have access to new training and development opportunities to help them secure more government contracts. This project is called the Aboriginal Business Capability Building Project and is funded and supported by the Department of Finance.

The 2 year program will focus on developing and delivering training programs to Aboriginal businesses across WA empowering them to tender for more government contracts.  Keogh Bay have been asked to deliver the program in five regions of Western Australia that have been combined into THREE Delivery Areas for the purposes of this project. These include:

  • Pilbara
  • Mid-West and Gascoyne, and
  • Goldfields-Esperance and Wheatbelt.

The Keogh Bay team will co-design the programs with Aboriginal businesses and not-for-profit organisations and ensure the varied needs of Aboriginal entities across the State are met and that they are better placed to win contracts with the State Government and its associated entities.

How will this project benefit Aboriginal businesses?

  • Better understand what government contracting opportunities are coming up and what the requirements are to successfully do business with the State government
  • Work with one of our consultants to identify the areas where your business will need to grow its capacity to be able to meet the contracting requirements of the State Government
  • Attend tailored training workshops that will support your business in growing the capability necessary to contract with government (e.g. tendering, governance arrangements, OHS/management systems and compliance documentation)
  • Access tailored eLearning tools and resources that will enable you to grow your businesses capability
  • Access business mentoring support (where necessary)


Our approach and timeframes for delivery of the ABCB project