BlueScope in the Illawarra
BlueScope employs around 3,000 directly in the Illawarra and supports about 10,000 jobs in the Illawarra - including contractors, suppliers and other service providers who are dependent on the Port Kembla Steelworks.
BlueScope accounts for more than $2 billion in sales of locally produced steel each year, and the Port Kembla Steelworks has a production capacity of approximately 2.6 million tonnes of steel per annum. The Steelworks covers 760 hectares.
BlueScope in the Illawarra is the home of COLORBOND® steel, which was developed at our own in-house – and Australia’s largest - manufacturing research facility.
All BlueScope people work hard to reduce the environmental impact of our operations, and we spend around $50 million each year on the operation and maintenance of pollution control equipment. Learn more about our environment programs and policies here.
At BlueScope, our communities are our homes. In the Illawarra our Company has invested well over $5 million in community sponsorships and donations in the last 10 years. The BlueScopeWIN community partners program has donated over $1 million to around 150 community groups since 2012.
BlueScope in the Illawarra is an integral part of the global operations of BlueScope Steel Limited.