Deal struck to secure jobs at Arrium

Media release
22 Jul 2016
Prime Minister, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Federal Member for Grey

The Turnbull Government is delivering on its election commitment to support South Australia’s steel sector and workers at Arrium.

The Export Finance and Insurance Corporation will provide a loan under the National Interest Account of $49.2 million for new machinery at the Iron Knob and Iron Baron mines.

This will enable Arrium’s OneWhyalla business to process iron ore to export quality and is expected to boost Arrium’s cash flow by more than $200 million over the next five years.

The investment builds on the Turnbull Government’s ongoing commitment to support Australia’s steel industry, including:

  • Using Australian steel across our naval shipbuilding program
  • Upgrading 1200 kilometres of rail line between Adelaide and Tarcoola, worth approximately $80 million to Arrium
  • Strengthening Australia’s anti-dumping system

The Turnbull Government will continue to work closely with the administrators as they prepare Arrium’s businesses for sale.