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Gosford university campus now up to State Government

Posted on 1 May 2019
Gosford university campus now up to State Government

It was February 26th and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, along with Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced that Gosford would be one of 4 Education and Employment Precincts in NSW.

"The creation of an integrated Central Coast Education and Employment Precinct around a revitalised Gosford CBD with increased education and job opportunities will have the best jobs and the best education opportunities, and these new precincts will deliver that," she said.

That was backed up by the Minister for Planning announcing that having an education precinct in the heart of CBD is a game changer for the city and region. The creation of the education and employment precinct will be tasked to the Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) to deliver", Minister Roberts said.

Subsequently, on April 3rd Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt along with Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks announced that the Federal Government would invest $18 million to help establish stage one of a new world class health and medical innovation and education campus. "The stage one investment will support health and medical students, researchers, and visiting experts, and is part of a $250 million, multi-campus university project," said Minister Hunt.

This announcement was welcomed by University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Alex Zelinsky AO who said, "the University would work with local, state and federal partners to create a world-class university presence on the Coast."

Tags: News May 2019

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