University of Newcastle: NSW Government announces $18M for University of Newcastle Gosford campus

Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky AO joined NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet MP in Gosford this morning to welcome the news.

NSW Treasurer Matt Kean, Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport Rob Stokes and Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch were also in Gosford for the announcement.

“We are delighted to partner with the Australian and NSW governments to realise our vision of creating a new health and business innovation campus in the heart of Gosford,” Professor Zelinsky said.

“We know that young people on the Central Coast want more opportunities to study at university without leaving the region. Our new campus will mean that they will be able to study, live and then work here on the Central Coast – providing a major boost to this region’s revitalisation.

“The University’s strong commitment to equity will underpin success in Gosford and this new campus will help close skills gaps, increase educational participation rates, generate new jobs, support emerging industries, develop the health services workforce, and foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

“We expect to build to more than 900 students studying at the Gosford campus within its first decade of operation, with identified courses in allied health, bioscience, digital transformation, law, business and innovation.

“The University of Newcastle has been committed to the Central Coast for more than 30 years, through our Ourimbah campus, which makes us incredibly proud. Today marks the next stage of our partnership with the people of the Central Coast that will create more opportunities for our young people to aspire to and achieve,” Professor Zelinsky said.

The University of Newcastle Gosford campus is a three-way collaboration between the University of Newcastle, the Federal Government, and the NSW Government, with the state and federal committing $18 million each into the project and the University committing $22 million.

Professor Zelinsky thanked the NSW and Federal Governments for their ongoing support of education and the people of the Central Coast region.

“In partnership, we see an incredible opportunity for people on the Central Coast that will activate the Central Coast Education and Employment Precinct and further revitalise the Gosford CBD,” he said.

“We look forward to working with business – the Chamber of Commerce and Business NSW – our partners, with TAFE NSW, and with the NSW and Federal Government to open this new chapter for the Coast,” Professor Zelinsky said.

Design has begun on the University of Newcastle Gosford campus, and the new facility is expected to be completed in 2025.