23 September 2021 12:06

Are you looking for student accommodation? 2,000 newly built international student rooms lying empty in Melbourne

A recent media report has revealed that more than 2,000 brand new student rooms are lying empty in Melbourne’s CBD.

Given the COVID19 travel ban from India and other countries, experts feel that there is no indication if these newly built rooms will be used.

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Image source: Scape – website.

These rooms were built on a concept that has been spearheaded by New South Wales.

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The purpose was to use these rooms as quarantine facility for international students.

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Image Source: Scpae – website.

However, experts active in the international education industry told Sky News that they are disappointed as this concept is not at all being pursued in Victoria.

Scape, Australia’s largest student accommodation provider, was supposed to open its new Carlton facility for international students.

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Image source: Scape – website.

The company then offered its newly built rooms to the Victorian government to help quarantine international students.

But Victorian government did not approve of the idea as it wants to quarantine international students in an approved COVID hotel.

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