Public say on policy sought

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph
Shire of East Pilbara.
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The Shire of East Pilbara is calling on the public to comment on the amendment to the Regional Price Preference Policy.

The policy promotes business partnerships within a shire by giving preferential consideration and discounts to businesses looking to set up within the shire.

The Shire of East Pilbara is seeking to amend its current policy to be included within the Shire’s policy manual.

Two amendments have been made to the policy, the first being the change of references throughout the policy from “tender” to “tender of formal request for quotation”.

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The second amendment to the policy is to include a new description to define what a regional-based business is for the purpose of the policy. The proposed description now reads “a regionally based business is to have office and/or workshop premises (LIA or shop front) and/or staff housed (residentially not in a camp) located within the district of the Shire of East Pilbara.”

The meaning of this is for a business to gain preferential treatment from the Shire of East Pilbara, it must have a physical shop front or office in the shire and have staff living within the Shire as well.

Before the Shire can adopt the amended policy, it must give public notice of its intention to amend this policy, as well as seeking submissions from the public for a minimum of four weeks.

To see the draft amendments and submit a public comment, members of the public can email the Shire at admin@eastpilbara. wa.gov.au before the closing date on February 4.

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