Knowledge and Innovation
Major projects in the Great Southern focused on knowledge and innovation are listed below.
Wave Energy Research Centre: The University of Western Australia has been awarded a $3.75 million State Government grant to develop a Wave Energy Research Centre in Albany, building on expertise already developed at the UWA Oceans Institute.
Affordable Student Accommodation: Advance Housing will provide dedicated and affordable student accommodation facilities to encourage more international and domestic students to attend tertiary and vocational institutions in the Great Southern. Stage 1 involves the construction of 20 units opposite the UWA Albany Centre in the Norman House precinct. Stage 2 will see the construction of a 40-bed accommodation facility at the old Albany Primary School site on Serpentine Road. Stage 1 received $1.17 million in Royalties for Regions funding and is due for completion in December 2017. Stage 2 is being supported with $11 million in Royalties for Regions funding and is due for completion in June 2018.
More details of the projects, including contacts, can be found on the Major Projects register.