Local Buying Program - Providing competitive supply opportunities for local businesses

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About the Local Buying Program

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Local Buying Foundation (LBF)

The LBF is a crucial element of the Local Buying Program.

Funding guidelines and application forms are available on the LBF  Website

Funding Round Dates for 2016:

  • 26 Feb : Round 1
  • 27 May : Round 2
  • 26 Aug : Round 3
  • 25 Nov : Round  4

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C-Res Privacy Policy (PDF, 289kb)


Welcome to the Local Buying Program and C-Res

The Local Buying Program is a targeted program providing opportunities for small businesses, with less than 25 full-time employees, to competitively supply goods and services to BHP Billiton – Mt Arthur Coal in New South Wales or BMA (BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance) / BMC (BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal) operations in Queensland. The Program targets businesses registered or operating with a primary place of business in the local government areas surrounding these operations along the east coast of Australia. In Queensland, the local government areas are Central Highlands, Isaac and Mackay Regions and in New South Wales the local government areas are Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter Shires.  All communities located in these areas are eligible to apply.

C-Res (a cost neutral entity) was established in 2012 to deliver the original BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA) Local Buying Program and now proudly delivers the Program for all BHP Billiton Australian Coal assets.

Local suppliers register now by clicking here!


We value your feedback on the Local Buying Program, and would like to hear from you. Please click here to provide your comments as we welcome all opportunities for continuous improvement ensuring the Program continues to meet the needs of BHP Billiton and local suppliers.

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Keep up to date on C-Res, the Local Buying Program and the Local Buying Foundation by following C-Res (Qld) Pty Ltd on LinkedIn.

Upcoming Events 2016

Events listed below are delivered or sponsored by the Local Buying Program or Local Buying Foundation.

25-26 October 2016

8 December 2016