Experience Uni Wollongong wants

Cathy Duncan-Ross is announced as interim chief operating officer, moving from property company Lendlease

Vice Chancellor Patricia Davidson welcomes Ms Duncan-Ross, describing her as having, “extensive experience in several industries and organisations where she has held senior appointments leading business services and finance.”

Lendlease is planned to operate a 240 apartment “independent living retirement complex” at UoW’s proposed health and wellbeing precinct.

According to an updated development application, the precinct will also include, residential aged care with up to 144 beds, a 80-100 place childcare centre, a “wellness centre, café and community hub” plus “neighbourhood retail.”

Universities look like they “are morphing into property developers with a side-hustle in education,” Damien Cahill from the National Tertiary Education Union laments. (Read James Guthrie on Uni Wollongong’s annual report in CMM, HERE).