Construction of NIER Stage 1B

NIER is a $30 million Australian Government funded facility that supports a multidisciplinary approach to research in energy and resources. Housing world class researchers and providing a facility for the growth in national and international partnerships NIER Stage 1B is the culmination of over 5 years of construction to establish the precinct.

This stage of the project provided additional office space, meeting rooms, car parking and an access road to a value of $7million. Providing a facility that supports the co-location of multidisciplinary energy and research groups encourages collaboration, innovative thinking and synergies within research.

NIER comprises extensive mineral, chemical and related technical laboratories, workshops, offices and five industrial-scale pilot plant workshops over 3.5 hectares and  now complete it is the preeminent and most comprehensive energy and resources research institute of its kind in Australia.

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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.