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Photo Release: Governor Hogan Wraps Up Meetings in Sydney With Visit to New South Wales Parliament, Tour of Opera House Project

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today concluded the Sydney portion of his joint infrastructure and economic development mission to Australia. His day included a visit and working lunch at the New South Wales Parliament, a tour of the Sydney Opera House’s renewal project, and a meeting with the head of the country’s Foreign Investment Review Board.

“Our delegation has had an incredibly productive four days here in Sydney meeting with top-level government officials, engaging with business leaders, and visiting critical infrastructure sites,” said Governor Hogan. “America and Australia share close economic and security ties, and we are eager to work together to strengthen those ties. We have learned a great deal here, and I am excited to bring these ideas back to the states to share with my fellow governors.”

Governor Hogan’s next stop is Adelaide, where he will address a major cyber conference and sign a memorandum of understanding between the State of Maryland and South Australia in order to strengthen coordination and foster even greater cybersecurity collaboration.

View a photo thread of the day’s engagements.

Live Interview with Sky News Australia


Governor Hogan appeared live on Sky News Australia’s First Edition with Peter Stefanovic. In his interview, he discussed his meetings with Australian officials and the urgent need to rebuild and repair America’s infrastructure. View the interview here.

Visit to New South Wales Parliament

Governor Hogan with New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian hosted Governor Hogan for a working lunch at Parliament House, where they discussed several bilateral issues, including Australia’s innovative financial management approach to infrastructure. Premier Berejiklian has previously partnered with the National Governors Association to share her experience with supporting the expansion, modernization, and creation of transportation infrastructure at the state level.

Governor Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan (center) observe the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.

Governor Hogan was recognized by the Legislative Assembly as his delegation observed the proceedings of the New South Wales Parliament.

Tour of Sydney Opera House Project

Governor Hogan views the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which connects the central business district with the North Shore.

Governor Hogan toured the Sydney Opera House and met with CEO Louise Herron and members of her executive team to discuss their ongoing renewal project.

Meeting with Foreign Investment Review Board 

Governor Hogan’s delegation met with David Irvine, head of the Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board, to discuss infrastructure projects and the importance of aligning security interests with economic development strategies.

Previous Releases:

Sept. 24: Photo Release: Governor Hogan Highlights Matrax Agreement, Visits Australia’s Biggest Road Project
Sept. 23: Photo Release: In Sydney, Governor Hogan Meets with Deputy Australian Prime Minister, Visits Infrastructure Projects
Sept. 23: Gov. Hogan op-ed in The Australian: US delegation to build on nations’ shared strengths
Sept 20: Governor Hogan Attends State Department Luncheon In Honor of Prime Minister of Australia


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