A university on the Central Coast is a cornerstone of the community's vision for its future. In 2009, as part of the Gosford City Centre Masterplan process, the community identified the need for a university in Gosford, the region’s capital.
It has been established that a university in Gosford’s centre would improve the vibrancy of the city and its region. External studies show that universities are powerful contributors to local economies.
The Corporation continues to view education as a key driver for economic growth and vitality within the Central Coast region and supports the establishment of a University of Newcastle campus in Gosford.
The Corporation has succeeded in partnering with the University of Newcastle and a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Newcastle and Central Coast Regional Development Corporation was announced in 2013 to establish a university presence in the Gosford CBD.
The report found a strong case for the extension of higher education provision on the Central Coast, particularly in the form of a university campus in Gosford CBD.
The following reports provide a wealth of additional information.