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Whyalla is more than just a place to visit – it’s a city of opportunity that you’ll fall in love with and never want to leave.
Whyalla helped build Australia through migration, mining, engineering and steelmaking; and was once worth nearly half of South Australia’s GDP. It could soon be worth far more, as it prepares to lead the nation’s green industry revolution and climate change adaptation, spear-headed by major South Australian and Federal Government projects. These include a $593m hydrogen power station, electrolyser and storage facility; a $13b Port Bonython Hydrogen Hub; a $1b Northern Water Supply project; and expected benefits from the $2b Hydrogen Headstart Program.
To help attract and cater for the increased workforce required for these projects, we have already implemented a number of improvements, including a $12m airport upgrade; construction of a brand-new, state-of-the-art $100m Whyalla Secondary College; and improved our lifestyle attraction with a $9m circular jetty – the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
There is still more to come, including a staged $20m family-friendly foreshore redevelopment – incorporating a $4m investment in a new Surf Life Saving Club and café – as well as a $100m international waterfront hotel.
Whyalla is designed for a population of over 50,000 – with ample land for new homes, parks and facilities – so we are well-equipped for what’s to come. We are working extensively with the State Government to ensure even further housing and liveability projects are in the pipeline over the next few years.
Our industry is underpinned by numerous education pathways across the city, starting with traineeships, apprenticeships and cadetships; and moving on to tertiary education, with our University of South Australia campus offering local students pathways to engineering, health and green industry careers.
And when all you want to do is play, the options are endless! People are flocking to Whyalla to see our Giant Australian Cuttlefish aggregation; ride our mountains; partake in endless water activities; discover the peace and serenity of the nearby outback and northern coastline; and discover the largest illuminated circular jetty in the southern hemisphere.
Whyalla is a special location, where opportunity and resources meet in abundance alongside a city gifted with resilience, ingenuity and skill, poised to once again show the world what it’s made of.
the whyalla jetty
visit Whyalla's Northern Coastline
Whyalla Airport Upgrade
Unearth Festival in Whyalla
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