Plans to create Australia's first intergenerational university community are still in the talking stage.
But those at the heart of creating a Health and Wellbeing Precinct in Wollongong, like what they are hearing.
University of Wollongong Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Health & Communities), Professor Alison Jones, said the project partners were enjoying getting community feedback on their plans.
On Thursday, at the behest of the Property Council, UOW and its project partner, Lendlease, provided an exclusive briefing on the proposed development of the Health & Wellbeing Precinct at the Innovation Campus.
"We have discussed the vision for the new health precinct here at the university and answered questions across a wide variety of community interest relating to the precinct and beyond," Prof Jones said.
"It has been a really productive morning, we've enjoyed ourselves.
"We really are at the start of a really full communication and engagement process, so we will be seeking much wider views."
The first stage of the $500 million precinct - a project that's been labelled a "gamechanger" for health and aged care, will include a primary and community healthcare clinic, seniors living apartments, residential aged care facility, early education care centre and a green heart that welcomes visitors to the precinct.
The precinct will facilitate new teaching and learning opportunities and the translation of research into clinical practice, enabling innovations in healthcare delivery and technology.
"We are looking at an intergenerational health precinct that pulls together well older persons right up to the high quality nursing care for older persons, child care and an elevated health building for the community to deliver health care," Prof Jones said.
"It is really about creating a precinct in which the intergenerational activity can take place for research, quality of living and teaching and learning quality."
Property Council Illawarra regional director Michelle Guido said the project would bring a lot of economic activity and create over 2000 jobs in the next five years.
"It is really great to see the university is keen to partner with industry and ensure local jobs are being derived from this project as well. That is a great thing for our region," Ms Guido said.