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Southern Cross University builds links with Tweed Shire Council


Zuleika Henderson
13 August 2009
A new agreement between Southern Cross University and Tweed Shire Council will lead to increased opportunities for activities including arts and cultural projects, research and professional development programs.

Southern Cross University Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Clark and the Tweed Shire Mayor Joan van Lieshout signed a Memorandum of Understanding today (August 13), formalising the links between the two organisations.

“We have worked closely with the Tweed Shire Council for a number of years and are pleased that this new agreement formalises those ties,” Professor Clark said.

“We are looking at a range of activities that will provide benefits for the Council, the University and the wider community.”

The Mayor of Tweed Shire, Joan van Lieshout, welcomed the agreement.

“On behalf of Tweed Shire Council, I warmly welcome this Memorandum of Understanding with Southern Cross University as it marks a new era of cooperation and communication between two large and vital organisations which are so important to the future growth and prosperity of the Tweed,” Cr van Lieshout said.

“This collaboration will encourage the growth of mutually beneficial connections between Council and SCU and encourage an open exchange of information and expertise which will be of great benefit to the Tweed community.”

A working party with representatives from the two organisations has been established.

Attending today’s signing with Professor Clark and Cr van Lieshout were Professor Bryan Rothwell, head of Southern Cross University’s Tweed Gold Coast campus, Deputy Mayor Barry Longland, Councillor Dot Holdom and Mike Rayner, Tweed Shire Council general manager and senior staff.

Photo: Mayor of Tweed Shire, Joan van Lieshout with Professor Paul Clark, Vice-Chancellor of Southern Cross University (high resolution image available on request)