Labor's $14 million plan to make the Hunter a national hub for renewable energy


NSW Labor has today announced a $14 million plan to place Newcastle and the Hunter at the centre of Australia’s renewable energy industry.

Under the plan – (see policy document link below) – Labor will provide:

  • $10 million over five years to the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) at the University of Newcastle, allowing it to lead the country in energy storage;
  • $2 million over three years to establish a Hunter Clean Tech Innovation Taskforce; and
  • $2 million over four years for Hunter TAFE to build its clean tech training capacity – ensuring the Hunter has workers with the skills we need to build the renewable energy sector and other clean tech industries.

Hunter Renewable Energy Graphic