The Western Australian Government has met with representatives from The University of Western Australia and key industry stakeholders to discuss options for the Wave Energy Centre of Excellence in Albany.

This marks a major step forward for the McGowan Government’s $19.5 million commitment to develop the centre and invest in renewable energy for Albany.

Bringing together universities and industry will help secure Albany’s place as a global hub for renewable energy and put Western Australia at the leading edge of wave energy technology.

Minister for Regional Development, Alannah MacTiernan, said, ”We know that Western Australia and Albany can be technology makers rather than technology takers. WA has world-leading capability in the wave energy space – and we want that to flourish on our own shores.

“We have government, universities and industry working together to get the Wave Energy Centre of Excellence off the ground in Albany and help put WA at the forefront of this new field of renewables.”

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