Fire causes extensive damage to Villanova College sports facilities

Uncategorised 27 September 2017

Fire has extensively damaged part of sporting facilities at Villa Park, Tingalpa, owned by Villanova College.

College Principal Mark Stower said the fire last night damaged the Cor Unum Centre, which houses a canteen and dining space, as well as offices and toilet facilities.  An associated grandstand has also been damaged.

“Fire crews and police attended the scene last night and brought the situation under control,” Mr Stower said.

“Fortunately the building was unoccupied at the time and no one was injured in the blaze.

“However the Cor Unum Centre and its associated infrastructure have suffered very extensive damage.

“Because of that, it’s too early to say what might have caused the fire.”

Mr Stower said police and fire investigators would return to the site today.

“These facilities are an important part of the life of the college,” he said.

“There will be disruption to some College programs when school returns for Term Four but we will be aiming to keep these to a minimum.”

ENDS

27 September 2017

For further information please contact : Mrs Maree Lacey – Communications and Marketing Manager Queensland Catholic Education Commission-E.mareel@qcec.catholic.edu.auI M. 0409947957