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Thank you for your feedback

Consultation has now closed and we are considering your feedback to inform the ACT Women in Construction Procurement Policy.

We will share our Listening Report to this page once it's complete.

The ACT Government is committed to promoting initiatives that encourage and enable women and girls to reach their potential, contribute to innovation and ideas, and be leaders in their individual fields and professions. In the past few years, the construction industry has made progress in attracting women to the construction workforce, some of these measures include providing conducive working arrangements and appointing more women to leadership positions.

We are developing the ACT Women in Construction Procurement Policy (Policy) and we sought stakeholder feedback. The Policy aims to increase job opportunities for women in the construction industry and reduce gender bias and gender segregation in the construction industry.

You were able to provide your feedback on the Policy through the following ways:

  • completing the survey
  • sending a written submission
  • registering your interest to take part in a virtual discussion.

Before providing your feedback, we encouraged you to read the Women in Construction Discussion Paper which contains more background information and context to the policy. We have also prepared FAQs (see section below) for additional information.

Feedback phase is now closed.

  • Survey

  • Send a submission

    Write a submission with your ideas relating to the proposed procurement policy.

  • Virtual discussion

    We are holding an online discussion session 2 May 2023.

Scope of the Policy

The Policy will require suppliers who are tendering for ACT Government construction contracts estimated at $5 million or more to meet the following targets:

  • meeting set targets for the number of women employed in different job categories (e.g., tradesperson, apprentice and leadership roles)
  • improve working conditions for women in construction
  • having internal plans in place to achieve gender equity in the workplace.

These new requirements will not apply retrospectively.

How we will use your feedback

Your submission together with other feedback we have received through our consultation will be used to inform the final development stages of the Policy.

Privacy Policy

Before making a submission or comment, please review the YourSay privacy policy. Any personal information received in the course of your submission will be used only for the purposes of this community engagement process. Names of organisations may be included in any subsequent consultation report, but all individuals will be deidentified unless prior approval is obtained.