The UNE Boilerhouse is being transformed. And we can’t do it without you. It will be an innovative space where the leaders of tomorrow are supported in their journey of growing curiosity, confidence, creativity and collaborative living; where science and languages are one in the same, and the physics of music fills the air; where we acknowledge that learning through self-directed play, trial, error and fun is our greatest gift of the moment; where the history of Australia’s oldest regional university is intertwined with its capacity for innovation, research and discovery. Find out how >

Your say

We will redevelop our iconic UNE Boilerhouse into an innovative children’s Discovery Space, incorporating age-appropriate, research-led discovery experiences designed in consultation with UNE’s early childhood and science-based learning specialists and YOU!  We want to gauge community interest in the redevelopment of the Boilerhouse and help contribute to its design. We are passionate about this project being driven by community, for community, and sustained by our regional people. You can help us to establish priorities and determine the look, feel and content of a unique and iconic regional destination.

The first step in our community consultation process, is to gather initial feedback from the community and we ask that you complete our online survey, which will take approximately 10 minutes.


The Boilerhouse will retain its industrial history, and incorporate a STEAMpunk playfulness in its new design. We will retain the stories of our heritage in the UNE Boilerhouse Discovery Space, and emphasise the need in the 21st century for individuals to embrace the challenge and excitement of life-long learning and innovation in order to both successfully navigate and, more importantly, improve the word they inhabit. Find out more >