Sponsors

Supporting the future of education in Far West NSW

Central to the successful establishment of the Country Universities Centre Far West is NSW Government funding and the significant local corporate support, regional collaboration and individual commitment.

Regional Development Australia Far West and Broken Hill Community Credit Union have provided sponsorship, support and guidance in the establishment and operation of Country Universities Centre Far West.

NSW Government

The NSW Government has backed the expansion of the successful Country Universities Centres (CUC) initiative with an $8 million investment, which will allow more regional and rural university students to study close to home.

The NSW Government has provided CUC Far West with $1,200,000.00 for the establishment and early operational assistance of the Country Universities Centre Far West as part of an affiliated network of CUC’s which includes Goulborn and the North West region.

Broken Hill Community Credit Union

The Broken Hill Community Credit Union is a community-owned financial institution that has been part of the Broken Hill landscape for 40 years. With total assets of approximately $60 million, a strong liquidity position and an excellent capital base, Broken Hill Community Credit Union is a positive and co-operative community partner. The Broken Hill Community Credit Union provided the initial funds to undertake a significant refurbishment of the CUC Far West building including project management, construction and fit out. The Broken Hill Community Credit Union’s contribution made the redevelopment of the Centre possible and they continue to provide ongoing support through reduced market rate rent, financial guidance and support.

Regional Development Australia Far West

Regional Development Australia Far West (RDA Far West) led the development of steering groups, community consultation and funding application development during the concept and establishment phase.  RDA Far West provide ongoing consultancy support and expertise to ensure the Centre develops strong governance systems and operational processes. RDA Far West is working with the Centre to develop a comprehensive Governance System and provide consultancy support as and when required.

 

Country Universities Centre Far West is currently working with a number of the region’s major employers and peak industry bodies to develop partnerships and strategies to achieve common goals of regional growth, workforce development and developing opportunities for local people. The Board anticipate strong collaboration and corporate sponsorship to further develop.

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