- CSU Strategic Adviser - Regional Development the Hon. Fiona Nash settles permanently into Dubbo community
- Ms Nash excited to work with local community in Dubbo region and beyond
- CSU committed to regional development across NSW
In her role as CSU’s Strategic Adviser, Ms Nash is responsible for the development of key community partnerships and furthering opportunities for CSU to work with the community to develop the regions economically and socially.
Ms Nash said she was excited to now be based in Dubbo, a community that is poised for growth.
“Dubbo is undergoing significant development and growth. It’s exciting and it’s a brilliant place to be based for the work that I’m here to do,” Ms Nash said.
“Our students are a wonderful addition to Dubbo, gaining experience in work placements, volunteering and generally forming connections among the community.
“From the Dubbo Sports, Education and Wellbeing Precinct –which will accommodate the Western Region Sports Academy to, be a centre for excellence, based on our campus - to the entrepreneurial learning and support opportunities delivered at The Exchange, there’s no limit to the opportunities here and CSU is all about supporting that.
“I’m looking forward to working with community, local government and business to explore even more opportunities between CSU and Dubbo.”
Ms Nash emphasised that engagement between CSU and local communities is vital to the development of the regions now and when looking forward.
“CSU has facilities and partnership support available to our communities and I want to ensure we provide as many chances for the community to work with us for mutual benefit as possible,” Ms Nash said.
Ms Nash said Dubbo in particular was a resilient and forward looking community.
“There are always challenges for regional communities to continue to grow and offer employment opportunities and entrepreneurial opportunities,” Ms Nash said.
“However from the cultural events Dubbo delivers to the ongoing infrastructure development driven by Dubbo Regional Council, it’s a perfect time to be in Dubbo as a representative of Charles Sturt University to see where we can collaborate even more.”
Ms Nash is committed to bringing awareness to the importance of the regions to Australians economically and socially and has one firm message that she wholeheartedly believes.
“I still think regional Australia is the nation’s best-kept secret,” Ms Nash said.
“However I will be doing everything I can to share with everyone that regional Australia is the nation’s best place to live, study, work or visit.”