We have seen the men and women from the Steelworks put their community before themselves and agree to the proposal to keep the plant open at Port Kembla.

To every single worker, their family and the trade union movement I say thank you on behalf of a very grateful community.

The courage, sacrifice and commitment you have shown will be etched in the history of of our region and will never be forgotten.

Each of you and the broader community now have every right to expect the NSW Government will do their bit and offer payroll tax relief to keep the steelworks open.

My Labor colleagues and I will continue to fight as hard as we can to ensure we get a fair deal for the region.