CSIRO and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) are set to receive a $128 million cash injection thanks to approval from the Public Works for new science facilities.
The CSIRO will construct a Pawsey High Performance Computing Centre in Perth to the tune of $66 million, specifically to support the Square Kilometre Array telescope, but also to ensure that Australian scientists can remain at the leading edge of super computer science.
ANSTO will invest $62.5 million in extensions to the Bragg Institute and OPAL reactor building to provide better working accommodation for staff and the construction of a new Centre for Accelerator Science, used to conduct research under the National Research Priorities.
“These projects are an exciting development for current and future Australian researchers,” committee chairperson, Senator Jan McLucas, said in a statement.
“Australian scientists are among the worlds finest and it is essential that they are supported to remain at the leading edge of modern scientific discovery. The Public Works Committee is happy to support these proposals.”