Scot MacDonald
14th Apr 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC is encouraging potential leaders in the Hunter region with a passion and commitment for sustainability to join a Sustainability Leadership Development Program being funded by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).

Mr MacDonald said the program will provide participants with the skills necessary to participate in and/or lead local projects that contribute towards achieving net-zero emissions in NSW by 2050. 

“This is an exciting 6-month program for up to 20 emerging leaders who would like to contribute to transitioning the Hunter region to a low-emission economy and will run from May to October,” Mr MacDonald said.

“Participants must be living in the Hunter area, involved in either government, a business, a social enterprise, a community organisation or a non-government organisation and be interested or currently engaged in carbon emission-reduction projects, such as resource efficiency, energy affordability and renewable energy industries.

“The program is looking for a diverse range of participants between 18-80 years of age to apply.

“Participants will develop a range of business skills from creative problem-solving to finding alternative economic models such as social enterprise and crowdsourcing and how to collaborate and build capacity as a way of contributing to achieving net-zero emissions in NSW by 2050.”

The Centre for Sustainability Leadership will deliver the program and interested people should visit for more information. 

The program’s full value is worth $4,200 per participant. The participants are expected to pay a contribution depending on their occupation. 

An information evening will also be held on the 3rd May and the closing date for applications is 6th May 2018.