Charles Sturt University units offer new option for visitors

Kurt Neville, Emily Green, Maegen Honeman, Emma Dole and Patrick Vallance at the new short-term accomodation building now open at CSU. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL

Kurt Neville, Emily Green, Maegen Honeman, Emma Dole and Patrick Vallance at the new short-term accomodation building now open at CSU. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL

CHARLES Sturt University staff and students have welcomed a new short-term residential building at the Albury Wodonga campus.

Residence Life administration assistant Emily Green said the accommodation had been at almost capacity since it opened in April.

“It gives us a lot more availability to offer short-term accommodation,” she said.

“People previously had to stay at a motel or somewhere else in town.

“We’ve had a lot more interest from people wanting to stay on campus.”

The residences, which were built to accommodate postgraduate students, students from other sites, visiting academics and travelling staff, were officially opened this week.

“We’ve only had positive feedback,” Ms Green said.

“We previously weren’t able to provide any accommodation apart from the long-term residences.

“People have been impressed by the new facility.”

The new centre was a collaborative effort between Health Workforce Australia and Residence Life.

It has a capacity of about 40 people and features single and double bedrooms and one studio room catering for families.

The site also features eight bedroom houses with common kitchens, dining areas and shared bathrooms.

There are also 20 bedroom apartments with shared facilities.

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