Liverpool Council is holding discussions with big name providers with the view to open a campus for University of Western Sydney (UWS). A UWS spokeswoman spoke of the area being an important part of the universities strategic place to expand educational opportunities across the region.
“Discussions with Liverpool Council and other key stakeholders have progressed significantly in recent months, with a number of options for a university presence now under active consideration,” she said.
“The university intends to be in a position to provide an update in the near future.”
For such a scheme to work there needs to be trust in both parties to do their part. Liverpool Council Deputy Mayor Peter Ristevski recognises the enormous faith that UWS has in it.
“It really makes you feel like all of your hard work is coming to fruition,” Cr Ristevski said.
“For universities to want to invest millions here, they have to have faith in the council. ”
The council’s has been in discussions with big name universities for over five years and has always made it clear that part of their strategic plan is to entice on the them to build a campus in the area.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry is excited about the prospect and has been part of the overall discussions from their inception. Local chapter president Harry Hunt confirmed UWS are already involved with Liverpool hospital and the Ingham Institute and their interest was logical.
“This is about getting a campus here but perhaps not in the traditional sense.”