The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) is leading research in sustainable energy production and use to benefit the community, the economy, and industry.

Education Investment Fund Project

NIER is an Australian Government initiative, funded through the Education Investment Fund, and is generously supported by the NSW Government. The objectives of the project are to build and establish a world-class facility and to create a critical mass of leading researchers, across disciplines, to undertake innovation research for next generation energy and distribution solutions and minimising energy usage in the resources sector.

NIER is the centrepiece of the University's rapidly developing Energy and Resources Precinct and comprises extensive mineral, chemical and related technical laboratories, workshops, offices and five industrialā€scale pilot plant workshops. The project involves refurbishment of existing buildings, integration works to link the site to the Callaghan campus, and the design and construction of an additional state-of-the-art research building (see fly-through video below).

When fully operational, NIER will be the preeminent and most comprehensive energy and resources research institute of its kind in Australia.

NIER - new research building stage 1A construction

Major Project Partners

APP Principal Consultant
HY Principal Contractor - Refurbishment
Cockram  Principal Contractor - New Build