Local Buying Program Suppliers

Local businesses who have an annual turnover of <AUD$10M and a significant physical presence in the state’s eligible regions can register to participate in the Local Buying Program in that state.

Registrations are assessed on an individual basis in alignment with the Local Buying Program eligibility criteria. Once approved, suppliers will have the ability to access and respond to work opportunities (Work Instructions) in their state as they become available.

Buyers (BHP / BMA / BMC)

BHP / BMA / BMC employees can register at any time to use the Local Buying Program for their procurement needs. Buyers will be required to validate their registrations via their BHP email. Once registered, buyers can source goods and services from Local Buying Program suppliers by raising Work Instructions.

BHP / BMA / BMC Employee Registration


NSW: Community Kitchen will help nourish community training opportunities

Image: John Aurisch (Business Development Manager, C-Res), Sue Gilroy (President, Singleton Business Chamber), Tracey Cuttriss-Smith (CEO, C-Res) & Lisa Harpley (Business Development Advisor, C-Res).

The Singleton Community Training Kitchen is a joint venture with Singleton Business Chamber, Singleton Shire Council and Singleton High School and it opened in November!
Made possible thanks to funding from the Local Buying Foundation, the Training Kitchen opened on 11 November 2019 and will provide the students of Singleton High School the opportunity to complete their VET work experience locally.

Students will be able to assist not only in the café, but also within internal and external catering opportunities which will give them a wide range of hospitality work experience.
C-Res CEO Tracey Cuttriss-Smith visited the café on November 13, with Singleton Business Chamber president, Sue Gilroy, C-Res Business Development Manager, John Aurisch and C-Res Business Development Advisor, Lisa Harpley.

Ms Cuttriss-Smith said the project, and the benefits which would come from it, were evident when touring the new facility.

“I was really blown away when I saw the kitchen and heard about the real opportunities which would come about as a result,” she said.

“This is where we see the Local Buying Foundation in its element: supporting local people, generating opportunities and delivery something tangible, which will benefit regions such as Singleton into the future.”

The group enjoyed a coffee and tour of the kitchen to see how the Local Buying Founding funding had assisted the Singleton Community Training Kitchen with their new floors and dry storage.