South Australia and Tasmania

  • Maintained regular engagement with the Department for Education SA and the Office of the Industry Advocate SA, and as required with Infrastructure SA and the Department for Infrastructure and Transport SA.

  • Brought local Australian steel producers together on one of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects. The SA Torrens to Darlington project will require some structural steelwork and at least 170,000 tonnes of reinforced steel over the construction timeline. One of the bidders ConnecT2D Alliance which comprises CPB, Acciona and Ghella sought introductions through the ASI to key steel suppliers BlueScope, Liberty and InfraBuild. The meeting discussed how ConnecT2D Alliance can work collaboratively to maximise engagement and opportunities with the local steel industry.

  • Positive support from ASI SA fabricator and manufacturing members in 2024 for their participation in some activities to promote career pathways in the local steel industry, including representation at the 2024 Adelaide Careers and Employment Expo as part of a Student Pathways Hub funded by the SA Dept for Education.
  • Received great support from ASI SA fabricators and manufacturers in Adelaide in the development of young trade skills via engagement with the newly constructed and opened SA Findon Technical College. Providing one-day per week work experience to the students, depending on the student’s home location and suitable proximity to the fabricator/manufacturer’s site. The technical colleges will support students in years 10 to 12 to complete their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) while undertaking vocational education and training (VET) in specialist state-of-the-art facilities. 
  • Continued engagement with the South Australia Government via submission on the Green Paper on South Australia’s Energy Transition and also South Australia’s 20-Year State Infrastructure Strategy – Discussion Paper Feedback. 
  •  In Tasmania, engaged with North-West Transmission Developments (NWTD) who provided assurances to the ASI that their procurement process is run not only in accordance with all legislative requirements but encourages sourcing materials from Australian suppliers and manufacturers and that the project proponents (including main contractors) for Tasmania’s Marinus Link Project are required to follow the Australian Industry Participation Plan requirements.


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