Businesses

There are a range of business programs available to assist companies that supply Arrium. For more information or ring the hotline on 1800 805 939 or email dsd.whyalla@sa.gov.au

Loan scheme

The State Government has announced an interest-free loan scheme to support small businesses experiencing cash-flow challenges as a result of Arrium entering administration.

The interest-free loans of up to $750,000 will be available to South Australian businesses and applications for loans will be considered on a case by case basis and provided over a term of up to three years.

Applications are open and interested businesses can contact Hood Sweeney’s Whyalla office on 1300 764 200 for further information.

Financial counselling

Accounting firm Hood Sweeney is offering free financial counselling to Whyalla businesses. For more information call 1300 764 200.

Legal advice

A senior lawyer from Thomson Geer, Michael Barrett, has been engaged to represent small businesses that are contractors to Arrium in their dealings with the administrators.

For more information visit www.tglaw.com.au or call (08) 8236 1130.

Other contacts

Office of Small Business Commissioner
Level 14, 19 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
Toll Free: 1800 072 722
Phone:  (08) 8303 2026
Email: sasbc@sa.gov.au
Website: www.sasbc.sa.gov.au

Office of Industry Advocate
Level 13, 99 Gawler Place, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
Phone: (08) 8226 8956
Email: oia@sa.gov.au
Website: www.industryadvocate.sa.gov.au

Primary Industries and Regions SA
Headoffice: Level 14, 25 Grenfell Street , Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
Phone: (08) 8226 0995
Website: www.pir.sa.gov.au

Department of State Development
Level 4, 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
Phone: (08) 8226 3821
Email: dsdreception@sa.gov.au
Website: www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au

Regional Development Australia (RDA)
Whyalla Office
127 Nicolson Avenue, Whyalla Norrie, South Australia, 5608
Phone: (08) 8645 7811
Email:  whyallareception@rdawep.org.au
Website: www.eyreregion.com.au