More people relocating to the site of our steelworks and mines
16 January 2023
GFG Alliance has welcomed news that Whyalla rated fourth in Australia as a city most favoured by people relocating to regional communities.
The career opportunities being generated by the GFG Alliance LIBERTY Primary Steel and SIMEC Mining operations, and the pro-active work by the Whyalla City Council, is creating a great city that people can truly live and work in.
The latest Regional Movers Index, late last year, analysing the quarterly and annual trends in people moving to Australia’s regions, shows Whyalla is fourth in Australia in terms of year-on-year growth of inflows from capital cities, with an increase of 55 per cent in the past 12 months compared to the previous year.
We are investing in the future with our workforce which will mean even more people living and working in Whyalla,”Jacqui Higgins
Whyalla also experienced the second-highest growth in Australia when comparing relative quarters year-on-year, with a 106% increase in the September quarter this year compared to the 2021 September quarter (only four regions in the entire country experienced greater than 80%).
Whyalla rated behind only Mount Gambier (SA), Moorabool (Victoria), Dardanup (WA) and in front of Port Lincoln in the latest index report.
*Source: Regional Movers Index
LIBERTY Primary Steel (the Whyalla Steelworks) Managing Director, Tony Swiericzuk said the report showed the GFG Alliance operations’ continuous improvements, and the work being done by the Whyalla City Council to further improve the city, was really being noticed.
“I have just returned to Whyalla myself and the improvements happening around the city are obvious and refreshing,” Tony said.
“It’s great to know that we can complement this work by providing careers at the steelworks and our SIMEC Mining operations that will allow people to move here, have a great career, raise children, contribute to the community and make a great life for themselves.”
Executive General Manager of SIMEC Mining, Jacqui Higgins said there continued to be many opportunities in Whyalla at the mining and steelworks operations including apprenticeships, graduate positions, vacation student placements and other ongoing roles.
“We are investing in the future with our workforce which will mean even more people living and working in Whyalla,” Jacqui said.
“Having had the opportunity to live and wok in Whyalla for more than 12 years, I’m excited to see the next generation join our workforce and live and grow their skills in our company and our city.”
Check out the video below to see even more that Whyalla has to offer.