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Clean manufacturing precincts 

We are working closely with industry to develop clean manufacturing precincts in NSW. These precincts will help decarbonise our industrial regions and play a vital role in reducing our emissions by 70% below 2005 levels by 2035 and achieving net zero by 2050. 

A precinct is created when businesses and other groups in a regional industrial cluster work together to access clean infrastructure and technology. This collaboration brings many benefits, including:

  • preserving and expanding onshore manufacturing to remain competitive on the global stage
  • attracting and creating new low carbon industries and jobs
  • improving our regions’ economic future
  • helping high emitting industries use clean technology to fast track their emissions reduction.

Decarbonising our industrial regions will require the deployment of clean technologies and infrastructure. To make this possible and to help to prioritise planning and investment opportunities, we are investing $55 million under Net Zero Industry and Innovation

Decarbonisation pathways 

We are developing decarbonisation pathways and implementation plans, to inform how we develop 2 precincts in the Hunter and Illawarra Regions, our 2 largest industrial areas. To do this, we will collaborate and partner with businesses and broader industry stakeholders. 

This close engagement will also inform opportunities and priorities for co-investment in large and impactful decarbonisation projects. This supports the development of the precincts to 2050. 

We will identify short-term investment opportunities in the first half of 2023 and expect to complete the pathways later in 2023. 

Clean manufacturing precincts pathways contract awarded

We have partnered with the Go2Clean consortium, led by Environmental Resources Management (ERM). Go2Clean will lead our engagement and the development of the Hunter and Illawarra precinct pathways. 

The Go2Clean consortium consists of ERM, Arup, HoustonKemp and MBB Group. The consortium will be supported by an alliance of industrial and regional stakeholders who have close ties to communities and businesses. The alliance will continue to expand with more diverse stakeholders as the project progresses.


If you have any questions or would like to collaborate on our pathways project, please email us at [email protected].

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