Uni house could help hospital

THE current Southern Cross University buildings adjacent to the Tweed Heads Civic Centre could be used ideally as part of an expansion of the Tweed Hospital, according to former long-serving Tweed mayor Max Boyd.

The university announced last week that it would vacate the buildings by the start of the 2013 academic year, moving operations to its new campus at Bilinga near the Gold Coast Airport. Mr Boyd, who as mayor spearheaded moves to have the Southern Cross

University set up a campus on the Tweed, revealed the council could face substantial costs if it wanted to buy the buildings.

He corrected claims the land had been leased, saying the university paid about a million dollars “over a period of years” and provided a number of scholarships under a deal that was reached with the council.



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