Steel group welcomes local content code

The Queensland steel industry has welcomed a new commitment to local content from the state's mining sector, but says it will reserve final judgement of the policy.

The Morning Bulletin reports the Queensland Steel Construction and Fabrication Industry Alliance has backed moves to draw up a code of practice for the state's mining industry.


The voluntary policy aims to strengthen ties with suppliers and boost local content.


In launching the code last week Queensland Resources Council CEO Michael Roche said it would give local businesses “enhanced opportunities for local industry participation”.


The Alliance has previously raised concerns about the level of local content on the state's mining projects, and said the code was a step in the right direction.


“Our members will provide us with feedback as to whether they are seeing more orders come through their door. That is the ultimate test of success,” it said.

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