The NSW Government granted approval for the development of an additional BlueScope Steel factory in Western Sydney.
The development of this factory will firm up the supply of BlueScope steel products for the building and construction industry.
With construction completion slated for 2025, the facility is expected to produce approximately 240,000 new COLORBOND® steel rooftops per year or 80,000 new steel house frames.
This approval will not only boost housing supply by firming up the supply of BlueScope steel products for the building and construction industry, but it will also boost the local economy.
The Western Sydney community is set to benefit from more than 300 new job opportunities, with 43 ongoing jobs at the plant. Approximately 258 jobs will be created during the construction process.
With the private investment of $320 million, the factory will be built at the existing BlueScope Western Sydney Service Centre on Templar Road, Erskine Park.