Council welcomed today’s State Government announcement of the University of Newcastle as the preferred partner to deliver a Gosford university campus.
Council Administrator, Rik Hart said this was a positive outcome benefitting the community and contributing to the revitalisation of Gosford’s CBD.
“This announcement, along with the commitment from the State Government of transforming Council’s former Gosford Administration Building into a TAFE site, contributes to Gosford’s position as an educational hub for the region,” Mr Hart said.
Council CEO, David Farmer confirmed there is a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the State Government about the development of the Gosford Administration Building into a TAFE site.
“Having more higher education opportunities available for young people living on the Coast is important and the addition of a university campus to Gosford’s CBD is welcome news for the community,” Mr Farmer said.
“Council’s own Regional Library, due to start construction by the end of this year, will also complement the growing educational hub in Gosford,” Mr Farmer said.