Chapter Five

Under a series of AusAid programmes, between 1983 and 1990, Transfield used more than 100,000 tonnes of steel to build over 2,500 bridges in Indonesia, almost twice the amount of steel used to build the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This was an enormous contribution by Australia to the development of Indonesia.

During those years, bridge construction went on unabated: in 1992, 27 bridges were supplied to Malaysia and six to Cambodia; in 1996, four bridges were built in the Khmer Republic.  

Video: Minister Neal Blewett visits the Seven Hills factory.