NSW Government seminar for Australia Awards students

1 May 2017


Date: 01 May 2017

On Friday 28 April, StudyNSW held the third seminar in the NSW Government series on public sector priorities and operations for Indonesian Australia Award students.

The seminar focused on how the NSW Government is driving transition to a more renewable energy friendly market and plans to secure a low carbon, reliable and affordable energy future. The students gained an insight from Dr Raj Mahanama (Sustainable Energy Programs, Division of Energy, Water, Regulation and Portfolio Strategy) on how renewable and advanced energy technologies are changing the energy sector.

Chloe Hicks from Industry Investment & Export Support (NSW Department of Industry) presented on current and future renewable energy projects in NSW based on related policy framework.

The group finished with an afternoon site visit to Barangaroo, which strives to be carbon neutral, water positive, generate zero waste and enhance the wellbeing of the community.

You can see details about Barangaroo sustainability here: http://www.barangaroo.com/discover-barangaroo/sustainability.aspx

Australia Awards

The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development.

There are currently 114 Australia Awards Scholarship students from Indonesia studying in NSW, including 42 from Indonesian government ministries and agencies. All are doing post-graduate study and most are mid-career professionals.

Future seminars will cover NSW government initiatives in renewable energy, and health systems.