More projects are set to be covered by an industry participation policy and greater weight is to be given to local businesses as part of a major overhaul of government procurements processes in South Australia.

The overhaul aims to make work on public sector projects more accessible to small businesses in construction, manufacturing and other industries. Announcing the changes recently, State Minister for Manufacturing and Trade Tom Kenyon said the measures were about cutting red tape and making it easier for local businesses to win…