Local Buying Program Suppliers

Local businesses who have less than 20 full time equivalent employees 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



20 Mar

2020 Agribusiness & Small Enterprise Performance Workshop Series


2020 Agribusiness & Small Enterprise Performance Workshop Series will deliver essential information to support business growth in the Central Highlands.

The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) are collaborating with Bentleys, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, and the Central Highlands Regional Council (CHRC) to deliver essential business information to support agribusiness and small enterprise growth in the region.

Workshops will be held in Emerald from March – August 2020.

Cost is $45 (GST inclusive) per workshop. Fees include all workshop resources and catering.  CHDC and DAF organise and provide the expert presenters and workshop materials.

23 Oct

RIN Awards Gala Dinner

Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre 6.00pm

The annual Resource Industry Network Awards night is an event not to be missed as it acknowledges the outstanding achievements of companies in the region. The awards recognize excellence in these businesses and the significant contribution they make to the regional economy and community and is a great opportunity for members to showcase their commitment to the industry. Make sure you get in early to buy your tickets.

Keynote speaker: Bernard Salt

Award nominations for the seven categories will remain open until Friday 27th September.

For more information on the Local Buying Program in Queensland contact:

Jessie Appleton

Business Development Advisor - Queensland

0419 571 411