Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has welcomed the announcement from Australian steel company BlueScope, of their plans to build a warehouse at Parkhurst.
The major Australian steel company has lodged a development permit application with Rockhampton Regional Council by planners Urbis, on behalf of the landowners, Wild Mint Parkhurst.
The application states the proposed development involves a medium-impact industry involving processing, altering, storing, and distributing of sheet metal. The activities proposed on site involve cold forming sheet metal only. There is no hot forming, boiler making, or metal foundry activities proposed.
Ms Landry said the expansion is promising news for Rockhampton.
“The plans for a major Australian steel company such as BlueScope to build a warehouse in Parkhurst identifies that there is confidence in investing in the region’s industrial growth.
“This is a great announcement given important local projects are starting construction soon like Rockhampton Ring Road later in the year.
“As the Assistant Shadow Minister for Manufacturing, I am advocating for the use of Australian steel in the construction of the Rockhampton Ring Road. I wish Bluescope all the best with their development permit.
“A new steel fabrication operation in Rockhampton creates more jobs for our local community and contributes to the continued growth of industry in Capricornia,” Ms Landry said.
Bluescope was originally a part of BHP Billiton but became its own company approximately 20 years ago.