Ours is a longstanding partnership

BlueScope has a long and proud history as an efficient, trusted and innovative steelmaker in the Illawarra.

It evolved from the coming together of three companies that pioneered the Australian steel industry in the early 20th Century – The Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP), John Lysaght (Australia) Pty Ltd (Lysaght) and Australian Iron and Steel Limited (AIS).

The company’s history dates back to 1915, when BHP established a steelworks at Newcastle in New South Wales. British company Lysaght started an Australian operation in 1918 to serve the building and construction industry. Its galvanised corrugated steel has long contributed to the uniquely Australian style of architecture.

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No. 1 Blast Furnace 1929
No. 1 Works 1938