Net Zero Industry and Innovation

Driving a clean industrial revolution

The Net Zero Industry and Innovation Program is the NSW Government's plan to support and partner with industry to reduce emissions and help NSW businesses prosper in a low carbon world. By accelerating the development of clean technology and decarbonisation, we will grow the economy, support jobs and significantly reduce emissions.

This program is part of the NSW Government's NSW Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020-2030 to reduce emissions by 35 percent by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050.

The Net Zero Industry and Innovation Program has three areas of focus:

1. Clean Technology Innovation 

Supporting the development and continued innovation of emerging clean technologies.

This focus area will enable knowledge sharing, capacity building and collaboration between researchers, industry and government.

The technologies supported through this focus area will be guided by the OCSE Decarbonisation Innovation Study. The priority areas will include, but not limited to:

  • Electrification and Energy Systems
  • Land and Primary Industries
  • Power fuels including hydrogen

2. New Low Carbon Industry Foundations 

Laying the foundations for low emissions industries by:

  • building enabling infrastructure and increasing capability of our supply chains, and
  • fostering and supporting emerging Clean Manufacturing Precincts (CMPs) in NSW.

Developing Hydrogen hubs for NSW

Under the New Low Carbon Industry Foundations focus area, at least $70 million funding has been allocated to develop hydrogen hubs in the Hunter and Illawarra regions. An initiative to develop hydrogen hubs across NSW is planned to launch in market before the end of this year. For further information please email to hydrogen [at] planning.nsw.gov.au.

3. High Emitting Industries  

Deploying low emissions technologies and infrastructure to reduce the emissions associated with existing, high emitting industrial facilities.

How to get involved

Registration of Interest

The confidential Registration of Interest (ROI) has now closed. We will be in touch soon with those organisations who have submitted a registration of interest.

If you would like to provide additional comments to a submitted application, please email to netzeroindustry [at] environment.nsw.gov.au .

Targeted consultations

Targeted stakeholder consultations are now underway.

Stay updated

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This registration of details is for information gathering and consultation purposes only. Participation in this process does not constitute a formal proposal to the NSW Government.

Read the:

Net Zero Industry and Innovation Program

NSW Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020-2030

OCSE Decarbonisation Innovation Study 

Page last updated on 23 July 2021