Progressive partnership to promote the City
Published: 23 Nov 2017 3:00pm
Released 23 November 2017
The productive relationship Council has with Charles Sturt University and TAFE NSW – Riverina will be strengthened under a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The MoU outlines a commitment from the three organisations to work collaboratively to ‘enhance the city’s position as a regional city for sustainable business, balanced living and a leader in education, training and research for regional Australia’.
Each organisation will apply the key objectives of the MoU in order to promote strategic and project work, cross collaboration and work towards shared goals such as liveability and sustainability within the City along with regional economic productivity and growth.
Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM says the collaborative relationship between the three organisations will have a positive impact on Wagga Wagga.
“This MoU will help boost Wagga Wagga’s position as a premier regional city by allowing the City’s leading agencies in research and strategic planning to deliver a co-ordinated approach in terms of improving lifestyle, business and education opportunities,” Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM said
“Charles Sturt University has a strong focus on partnering with the towns and regional centres where our campuses are located and the signing of this Memorandum of Understanding further highlights our commitment not only to working with institutions like TAFE and the Wagga Wagga City Council but the people who live and work in the wider Wagga Wagga region,” Charles Sturt University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann said.
The implementation of the MoU will involve an annual strategy forum where each organisation will present strategic plans and their progress, along with quarterly meetings to promote collaboration across the three organisations.
“TAFE NSW is enthusiastic about the close association we have with Wagga Wagga City Council and Charles Sturt University,” TAFE NSW Regional General Manager Kerry Penton said.
“We have a strong history and as we look forward, we will bring a focus on leadership, diversity and growth to this region.
“We certainly look forward to this renewed commitment to collaboration, knowing the flow-on effect it will have for the educational sector and our collective contribution to the region.”
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire said the revised MoU was important to ensure the NSW Government’s vocational education and training provider TAFE NSW remained key to the development of the city and region’s economy in the future.
“The NSW Government is continuing to invest in TAFE NSW and by strategically aligning the public vocational education and training provider with Wagga Wagga City Council and Charles Sturt University we can ensure TAFE NSW is best positioned to service the needs of our city and region,” Mr Maguire said. The official signing of the revised 2017 MoU, which will replace the existing 2012 document, will take place on Friday 24 November.
The official signing of the revised 2017 MoU, which will replace the existing 2012 document, will take place on Friday 24 November.