Debra Murphy, CEO RDA Illawarra, attended the NSW Government Steel Procurement Forum on 20 March 2017, which was chaired by Gareth Ward, Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra, and attended by the Hon Victor Dominello, Minister for Finance, Services and Property .
The forum was positive and sought real input to a change to the NSW Government's procurement policies. The key change was to seek balance in procurement policy for NSW Government which considers not only the quality of steel the government procures, but also the economic cost of not sourcing Australian made steel.
The Minsiter for Finance, Services and Property has sought a response from NSW Procurement within 28 days of innovative solutions to support the steel industry. RDA Illawarra looks forward to hearing the outcomes.