New South Wales

  • Provided ongoing representation on the Renewable Energy Sector Board. Advocated for an increase in the local content requirement for wind towers. Provided case study information on the recent investment in local manufacturing capacity and capability to supply solar farm tracking system components as a consequence of the local content requirements for solar.

  • Commenced an investigation into the significant increase in volumes of imported fabricated steel, mostly for use in portal frame construction which is seriously impacting the viability of structural steel fabricators serving this important market.

  • Continued the popular industry tours in Illawarra and Western Sydney during 2023 and 2024, and Economic Briefing in Sydney.

  • Provided networking opportunities to roll formers through NSW Roll Forming Best Practice Group meetings.

  • Provided networking opportunities and information to fabricators on key topics such as strategies to engage with local school leavers to encourage apprenticeships, and the decrease in the workplace exposure limit for welding fume via the NSW Fabrication Group.

  • Partnered with the University of Wollongong Women in STEM LIFT program and attended the official launch by the industry minister.

  • Invited NSW and ACT members and their guests to a Christmas lunch on December 13 that included a tour of CommBank Stadium. The design, which includes 4,500 tonnes of Australian steel, was named national winner of large projects in the ASI’s 2020 Steel awards


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