The Year Ahead

2024-2025 is shaping as an exciting and successful year for the ASI and its members, with existing initiatives reaffirmed and new projects and programs starting.

Key priorities for the ASI in the coming 12 months will be:

  • A three-year traceability-of-steel project to better define, educate, certify and standardise local steel products so all the parts of a finished steel product have production records.

  • Continue 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.

  • Further calls for restrictions on dumping of overseas steel on Australian markets and export of unprocessed scrap steel.

  • A continued push for compliance with Australian Standards in fabrication to protect local community from inferior steelwork. Steelwork Compliance Australia (SCA) has now audited and certified 152 steelwork fabricators to construction classes as per the standard across all states.

  • A strong focus by the ASI’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee on ensuring representation by woman and minorities in the Australin steel industry.

  • Continued engagement and collaboration with relevant key stakeholders and state bodies to identify opportunities to promote careers across the steel supply chain. ASI will seek participation at careers expos, conduct site tours for secondary students, work with
    the Careers Advisers Association to build awareness and promote careers in steel to school students, and work with registered training organisations in delivering training courses in both roll forming and shed building.



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