Uni Hall Students Bunking Into Alternative Accommodation After Midnight Blaze

Arrangements have been made


Carley Whittington

9 April 2019

Carley Whittington

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Less than one week after a midnight fire at Uni Hall, JCU has announced permanent accommodation for the students that were impacted.

JCU have organised accommodation for the 218 displaced students, which includes other Uni campuses, and NRL Cowboys House.

Permanent accommodation will be provided for a number of students at University Halls’ Clark Wing (formerly part of St Marks College), Saints Catholic College, and modular homes that will be set up on the Townsville campus.

Around 100 students will be housed at NRL Cowboys House over the next two weeks.

These students will gradually move to Clark Wing and other permanent accommodation as it becomes available.

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The remainder of the impacted students will stay at Saints Catholic College.

JCU Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding has thanked those who have worked so hard to ensure permanent accommodation arrangements are in place.

“This has been a very difficult time for those affected by the fire. I’d particularly like to thank NRL Cowboys House for generously providing temporary accommodation for our students.

“And I’d like to thank JCU staff who have been working tirelessly to look after the students and to put in place temporary accommodation, providing welfare support and assisting with insurance claims, while working towards more permanent accommodation arrangements, until the end of the year.”

Personal belongings damaged in the fire will be covered by the University’s insurance.

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