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Innovation, Ideas, Action.

Getting Salty

The Wollongong Let’s Get Salty Podcast brings together community, industry, university, government and environmental leaders to get the low down on how our local area is evolving, and how we can all contribute to a sustainable future.


We’ll discuss how to get the most out of daily life, community and business and how we can all make an impact, leading the country as a local example of transformation, innovation and change.

Podcast Episodes

Why ‘Get Salty’ ? The Wollongong local government area is a beacon of industry set in a stunning natural coastal landscape. For us, getting ‘salty’ is about connecting with nature and each other to address the challenges facing our region and globe, inspiring a movement of proactive change towards a sustainable future.  Join us for inspiring, positive and in-depth conversations as we explore how to transform Wollongong industry, community and lifestyles. So come on, Let’s Get Salty!

  • Brad Chilby Landscape Photographer
    Episode 1 - Season 1

    Brad Chilby Landscape Photographer

    Exploring photography, local history and immersion in nature with local historian, nature explorer and award-winning Australian Landscape photographer Brad Chilby.

  • Andy Evans Oceanex Energy
    Episode 2 - Season 1

    Andy Evans Oceanex Energy

    Big thinker, innovator and leader in electrification, we discuss a distinctly local approach to solving global problems with Co-Founder and CEO of Oceanex Energy.

  • Blend ESQ Mission & Purpose
    Episode 3 - Season 1

    Blend ESQ Mission & Purpose

    Talking mission, purpose and personal transformations with the Blend ESQ team, Director Robyn Johnson and Operations Manager Catherine Wade.

  • Ty Christopher, Electricity Grid
    Episode 4 - Season 1

    Ty Christopher, Electricity Grid

    With 35 years inside the electricity supply industry, we discuss the social importance of community batteries and how to save Australian's $1.1B by lowering the voltage in the grid.

  • Zahra Shahbazian, UOW
    Episode 5 - Season 1

    Zahra Shahbazian, UOW

    Zahra Shahbazian harnesses her engineering and advanced manufacturing expertise to create partnerships between UOW and business to solve problems, create efficiencies, and translate research into commercial reality.

  • Yael Stone, Hi Neighbour
    Episode 6 - Season 1

    Yael Stone, Hi Neighbour

    As we embark on a global energy transformation, actor and activist Yael Stone illuminates a pathway to create local jobs, install roof top solar, and provide scholarships for Illawarra folks to upskill, stay local and keep our community together.

  • Trent Jansen Studio
    Episode 7 - Season 1

    Trent Jansen Studio

    Australian Designer Trent collaborates with Indigenous Australian's to bring light to remote climate change impacts, and volunteers for Electrify 2515.

  • Benn Lim, Arowana
    Episode 8 - Season 1

    Benn Lim, Arowana

    Benn discusses the Arowana journey. As a global B Corp certified group, they are committed to building sustainable businesses.

  • Nessar Khan, Kratos Energy
    Episode 9 - Season 2

    Nessar Khan, Kratos Energy

    Kratos Energy specialise in solar PV and batteries. From the roof of your home or business to large solar farms.

  • Paul Barrett, Hysata
    Episode 10 - Season 2

    Paul Barrett, Hysata

    The Hysata team is on a mission to deliver the world's most efficient, simple and reliable electrolyser to make green hydrogen, right here in Wollongong!

  • Kylie Flament, SECNA
    Episode 11 - Season 2

    Kylie Flament, SECNA

    We talk to Kylie Flament, CEO of the Social Enterprise Council of NSW & ACT about her passion to connect, engage and advocate for businesses that are doing good in the world.

  • Mark Swinnerton, Green Gravity
    Episode 12 - Season 2

    Mark Swinnerton, Green Gravity

    The gravitational force unleashing new economic life into disused mine shafts to convert them to renewable energy storage systems.


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Season 1 Platinum Sponsor

Season 1 Platinum Sponsor

Season 1 Salty Conversations are possible thanks to SOTO Engineering our Platinum Podcast Season Sponsor. Changing the game, one industry at a time.

Salty Conversations

Following the flow of positive energy, the relaxed video format of our Salty Conversations means we can bring you even more sustainability initiatives, building momentum and inspiring you into action.

  • Bronwyn Voyce, Great Plastic Rescue
    Conversation 1

    Bronwyn Voyce, Great Plastic Rescue

    The Great Plastic Rescue is on a bold circular mission to rescue and recycle 100,000kg single-use plastics destined for the dump as a result of government plastic bans.


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Podcast Guests

Want to get ‘Salty’ with us? We’re always interested in hearing from industry leaders, innovators and community members to discuss ideas and action.


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