The towns of Newmarket and Aurora are making a bid to help post-secondary students in their communities.

The two councils are inviting Seneca College and York University to create a joint campus on a piece of land bordering the two towns.

The Aurora-Newmarket proposal features a 60-acre property at Yonge Street and St. John’s Sideroad with mature forested parkland, rivers and streams, nestled in a 240-acre parcel of land slated for future development.

 “Aurora and Newmarket have a long and established history of successful ventures together and this site is unmatched in York Region for access to an advanced gridlock-free transportation network, urban amenities in a rural backdrop and proximity to Seneca’s King campus,” said Town of Newmarket Mayor Tony Van Bynen in a release.

 “Aurora-Newmarket offers York University / Seneca College the opportunity to become the pre-eminent institution that shapes the educational, economic, social and cultural fabric of both host communities,” said Town of Aurora Mayor Geoffrey Dawe in the same release.

The Aurora-Newmarket delegation, including Mayor Van Bynen, Mayor Dawe, Dave Williams and Regional Councillor Taylor, made a presentation to York University / Seneca College panel Thursday afternoon in Newmarket.