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Southern Cross University is setting out to create a Master Plan for the Lismore campus that will be a vision for reimagining regional education in Australia.

SCU is seeking input from staff, students and the broader community as part of the planning process to imagine an educational precinct of the future, and to think about the role it could play in the social and economic renewal of Lismore and Northern Rivers over the next decade.

University Vice President (Strategy), Jack Williamson, said Master Plan will help build a campus that embraces a range of exciting frontiers including remarkable student experience, revolutionary university teaching, world-class research, on-campus high schools, vocational courses, professional services and student accommodation.

‘Input from University staff, students, tenants, the wider community and other stakeholders – such as service providers, business and civic leaders – is critical because this is as much about the fabric of the Northern Rivers as it about Southern Cross University.’

A thriving future

‘Southern Cross has been in Lismore since 1994 and we see a thriving future ahead of us for decades to come.

Mr Williamson said the consultation process will help SCU explore the question, ‘What could an education precinct of the future look like in Lismore and what leading role does it play in the renewal of Lismore and the Northern Rivers, over the next decade?’

‘We see a bold, long-term future for our presence in Lismore and we want our community to be central in how that vision comes to life.’

People are invited to share ideas for the Draft Master Plan at one of two pop-ups next week, in the Lismore CBD and at the Lismore campus. No registration is required.

Pop-up #1 
Where: 11 Woodlark Street, Lismore (outside the Living Lab: Northern Rivers)
When: Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 1pm-4pm

Pop-up #2
Where: Goodman Plaza, Southern Cross University Lismore Campus, Military Road, East Lismore (free parking)
When: Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 9am-12pm

Learn more at www.scu.edu.au/masterplan.

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