Half a century of operations was celebrated on 3 November 2022 at the home of BlueScope’s Victorian COLORBOND steel manufacturing site at Hastings. BlueScope Western Port, the Mornington Peninsula’s largest private employer, hosted an anniversary event for current and past employees. BlueScope Western Port, which opened under the name John Lysaght Australia in 1972, currently employs around 800 people from the region, howeve, over the last 50 years it has employed around 10,000 people. The foundation for the next 50 years for BlueScope Western Port has been well laid. In March 2022, we opened our new service centre, with a steel processing capacity of more than 100,000 tonnes per annum. More than one million tonnes per annum of steel products such COLORBOND steel, ZINCALUME® steel, and TRUECORE steel are made at Western Port, destined for national and international markets. BlueScope’s Western Port site has evolved from two earlier company trading names: JLA - John Lysaght (Australia) Pty Ltd, BHP Steel - Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited, Steel Division.