Everybody is saying we need to do more manufacturing in Western Australia, but we need government leadership to make it happen and secure the jobs and opportunities on offer.
We’re calling on the State Government to create a new Manufacturing Jobs and Training Credit (MJTC), to incentivise the growth of a WA manufacturing industry that creates jobs and training opportunities for locals.
If you are a manufacturing business located in any of the strategic, general or light industrial areas run by the State Government around Western Australia, you would be provided with a credit each year equal to the payroll tax you paid on the salaries of local workers and trainees. The subsidy wouldn’t be payable for workers on visas or who were not residents of Western Australia.
The MJTC would be a direct incentive to create local employment and training opportunities in manufacturing. It is also designed to support the development of manufacturing clusters in the State Government’s industrial areas, so as to foster further job development through collaboration and innovation.