THOSE lobbying for a full-blown university in Tamworth are calling for a big turn out at tonight’s community meeting about the development.
It’s hoped a large crowd will convince those holding the purse strings to front up the cash for the multi-million proposal.
Business owner and education advocate Mitch Hanlon will do a presentation explaining why Tamworth needs its own campus, and the benefits it will bring.
A representative from the University of New England (UNE) will then talk about the organisation’s vision for a 500-person campus, which would include on site accommodation for up to 100 people.
Last week, The Leader revealed Tamworth Regional Council had agreed to donate the old velodrome site on Peel Street as its contribution.
While UNE and the state government are prepared to fork out for the campus, both are waiting for a commitment from the federal government.
The meeting will be held at West Leagues Club in the Ken Chillingworth room from 6pm.
The Leader will have live rolling coverage of the event for those unable to attend.
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