Parramatta City Council strengthens ties with Western Sydney University
Recently Parramatta took an important step on its journey to becoming a leading Smart City with the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Parramatta City Council and Western Sydney University.
The Memorandum of Understanding is a three year agreement and it continues a long-standing relationship between Council and the University. It is the second such formal agreement between the two parties, renewing a MoU signed in December 2013.
The renewal of the partnership coincides with a strengthening of ties between Council and the University which are working together on a number of Smart City initiatives in Parramatta, including the creation of a 'Launch Pad' Smart Business Centre. The University will also become the first tenant on Council's $2 billion Parramatta Square development when staff and students move into their new high-rise CBD campus in early 2017.
As part of the agreement a Co-operative Committee has been formed with representatives from Council and the University to pursue key Smart City, Place-based, and Urban Planning objectives.
The current Memorandum of Understanding will remain in place until 31 October 2018.
26 November 2015
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