Col­lege fu­ture still up in air

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

THE fu­ture of a James Cook Univer­sity res­i­den­tial col­lege which closed sud­denly in June is still un­known.

Res­i­dents of St Mark’s Col­lege, run by the Angli­can Dio­cese of North Queens­land, were told in June that the 49year- old col­lege would close at the end of the se­mes­ter, cit­ing fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties.

Angli­can Bishop of North Queens­land Bill Ray has con­firmed the dio­cese is in dis­cus­sions with JCU in re­gard to the St Mark’s Col­lege build­ing.

A JCU spokesman said the fu­ture use of the build­ing was still to be de­ter­mined.

“En­gi­neers will as­sess what re­pairs are re­quired and the cost of any re­me­di­a­tion,” he said. “At this stage, it’s not known how long it will take to com­plete that work.”

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