• Maintained regular engagement with Industry Capability Network (ICN) Victoria, the Victoria Government – Dept of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (DJSIR), Local Jobs First Commissioner, Office of Projects Victoria @ Department of Treasury and Finance, Vic Roads / Dept of Transport & Planning, and Victorian Skills Authority (VSA).

  • Represented at quarterly meetings of the Victorian Skills Authority’s Industry Advisory Groups (IAGs) in both construction and manufacturing.

  • Achieved successful outcomes from a series of Spark North-East Link Steel Industry Forums held this financial year, with the ASI, key steel manufacturers BlueScope and InfraBuild, and local steel fabricators, together with multi- national construction consortium Spark resulting in clear visibility of steel specific requirements totalling more than 200,000 tonnes.

  • Continued to engage the Victoria Government on the Local Steel Enhancement Policy implementation which has resulted in any work packages associated with strategic Victorian Government projects released for tender to clearly specify the requirements for local steel content, for example a “minimum requirement of 90% of local steel content using locally milled and locally fabricated-processed steel”.

  • The Victorian Government has awarded the first tunnelling contract for the steel-intensive $3.6b suburban rail loop east project. The 16 kilometres of twin tunnels between Cheltenham and Glen Waverley will be delivered by an internationally renowned consortium of CPB Contractors, Ghella and Acciona Construction. The project has a requirement for 90% minimum local content for steel products using locally milled steel and locally fabricated-processed steel.

  • Completed a submission paper to the Victoria Government on Strengthening Victoria’s Local Jobs First Act 2003 – Consultation Paper Feedback.

  • The updated 2023 Victoria Steel Supply Chain Directory was successfully completed and launched on the Victoria Government’s Made in Victoria site and will be shared internally across the Victorian Government which will help further drive local steel content in Victoria moving forward.

  • The ASI in conjunction with registered training organisation (RTO) Kangan Institute have set up a Victorian Government subsidised Cert II Engineering (Roll forming) Training Course which commenced in March 2024 for ASI Victorian Roll forming members to upskill existing employees.

  • Held monthly meetings with the ASI Victorian Construction Technical Committee covering an overview of current projects and activities, new technical developments, and general business.


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