Wave Energy Research Centre finds a home

Albany’s tertiary education precinct has expanded to include the former premises of the visitor centre at the Albany railway station, which will now house the new Wave Energy Research Centre. WA Premier Mark McGowan visited Albany on Tuesday 24 April to announce the centre’s new home.

State Government funding of $3.75 million supports the University of Western Australia initiative to establish the centre as a hub for wave energy expertise, research and development.

Mr McGowan said he was proud that Western Australia was leading the charge to be a world leader in the development of renewable energy technology, which will see Albany become a global centre for expertise and innovation.

“Albany is the perfect location to examine wave technology and the new Wave Energy Research Centre will provide a facility for scientists from across the world to gather a deeper understanding of wave and offshore energy,” Mr McGowan said.

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the centre was a great addition to the growing Albany science and education precinct and was another great example of the State’s scientific capability.

“Today marks another chapter in Albany's proud history of leading renewable energy production and a step forward on our endeavour to see WA move from a technology taker to a technology maker,” Ms MacTiernan said.

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