A steel recycling company will push ahead with an upgrade of its Kooragang Island plant now that Newcastle council has approved the plans.
Austpac Resources lodged a development application last year for its Newcastle Iron Recovery Plant to allow the company to recycle steel industry waste on a commercial basis.
The company’s managing director, Mike Turbott, says the existing demonstration plant on the site will be refurbished.
“We applied for a development consent to operate the plant. Our application was the use of an existing chemical plant to recycle waste from the steel industry and the council approved,” he said.