College future still up in air
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.”