Queensland and Northern Territory


  • Met with key contacts in the Olympic and Paralympic Infrastructure Office of the Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning to discuss the ASI’s Steel Sustainability Australia (SSA) scheme and how it can assist the Queensland Government to meet its target of a Climate Positive 2032 Brisbane Olympics.

  • Presented to Queensland Building & Construction Commission (QBCC) inspectors on the topic of site inspection of structural steel and steelwork compliance.

  • Followed up a submission to the stakeholder survey on Queensland Renewable Energy Supply Chain Resilience and Local Content targets. Recommended that SSA certification become a tender pre-qualification for Queensland renewable energy projects. Met with representatives from the Qld Dept of Energy & Public Works (DEPW) to discuss how SSA certification can assist to meet both ESG and local content targets in Queensland renewable energy projects.

  • Continued to advocate for Queensland steel fabricators to be certified to AS/NZS 5131 in line with the Queensland Government’s commitment to supporting a certification scheme.

  • Met with senior staff of Manufacturing Skills Queensland (MSQ) to share information and discuss support for the local steel supply chain. Prepared an ASI submission to MSQ regarding its plan to encourage support for training of the local steel supply chain.

  • Attended meetings of the ASI Queensland Construction/ Technical Committee; National Association of Steel Framed Housing (NASH) Queensland Chapter Committee; National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Queensland Committee, Australian Construction Modellers Association (ACMA) Committee; and Engineers Australia (EA) Queensland Structural Branch Committee.

Northern Territory 

  • Met with representatives from the NT Chamber of Commerce and NT Manufacturers Council to discuss steel industry issues and the need for NT steel fabricators to be certified to meet the requirements of AS/NZS 5131.

  • Met and discussed certification to AS/NZS 5151 with key NT steel fabricators. Jakes Steel and Welding became the first NT steel fabricator to be certified by Steelwork Compliance Australia (SCA) to AS/NZS 5131.

  • Wrote to the NT Chief Minister calling for the Northern Territory Government to provide surety to local fabricators and mandate AS/NZS 5131 certification for all NT fabricators who tender for NT Government projects which require the supply and installation of structural steel.


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