Spencer Gulf Cities is preparing to take a major step with its new university study centre, calling for members to sit on the inaugural board of Uni Hub Spencer Gulf.
Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla council Mayors and chief executive officers met with project team members Reg Dennis and Moira Coffey who outlined progress towards setting up the university study centre.
A spokesman for the cities said the initiative had now reached an important milestone with establishment of a new entity to manage the hub.
“The project has now entered an operational phase with the level of activity increasing significantly and progressing quickly,” he said.
“More than 120 expressions of interest have been received from potential students for several courses with arrangements for delivery by university partners being finalised.
“We are now calling for nominations for inaugural members to the new board.
“The board will have a critical role to set the early strategic direction of the hub as it starts operation in Port Pirie next year and in Port Augusta in 2020.
“We are looking for directors who possess a mix of skills and experience and who can collectively build strong community, partner and stakeholder support and generate confidence in the hub.
“Individuals with expertise in governance, strategy, communications, higher education, business management, industry and community engagement, legal, risk or finance are encouraged to apply.