Welcome to Whyalla

In 2016 the owners of the main OneSteel plant announced they'd be winding down the business and auctioning it off, in the face of unsustainable operational costs, depressed steel and iron ore markets and competition from cheaper imported Chinese product. Hundreds of jobs were cut and Whyalla went into shock. At the time of writing the future of Whyalla's long-running steel industry was looking very shaky indeed.

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