Gate­way to busi­ness ex­pan­sion

LONG-TERM BUS SER­VICE PAVING THE WAY TO SUC­CESS AFTER MILE­STONE MOVE TO NEW PRECINCT

Central Queensland News - - CQ INDUSTRY -

YOUNG’S Bus Ser­vice of­fi­cially opened its new de­pot this week after mov­ing the en­tire trans­port op­er­a­tion to be­come the new­est ad­di­tion to Liv­ing­stone Shire Coun­cil’s state-of-the-art Gate­way Busi­ness and In­dus­try Precinct.

A six-stage, mas­ter-planned devel­op­ment, The Gate­way will be used for com­mer­cial pur­poses and is an ini­tia­tive that will con­tin­u­ally prove it­self, with a va­ri­ety of new busi­nesses plan­ning to move there in the next few years.

Lo­cated five min­utes from the Yep­poon CBD, it is ideal for at­tract­ing busi­nesses in the shire and fur­ther afield, pro­mot­ing the im­por­tance of lo­cal eco­nomic growth, pri­vate in­vest­ment and cre­at­ing jobs in the re­gion.

Owner of long-time Capri­corn Coast fam­ily busi­ness Phil Young said he looked for­ward to op­er­at­ing from The Gate­way, mark­ing the start of a new era for the busi­ness.

“Young’s buses has been fam­ily owned and op­er­ated for 68 years, so mak­ing a move like this into a new lo­ca­tion is a once-in-al­ife­time op­por­tu­nity and will be ben­e­fi­cial as our busi­ness grows,” Mr Young said.

“We are ex­pand­ing our op­er­a­tions through cen­tral Queens­land and be­yond, and this pro­vides us with a greater, more con­ve­nient ac­cess point to both Rock­hamp­ton and Yep­poon. It just made sense to in­vest in this prime lo­ca­tion while the op­por­tu­nity was avail­able.

“I would also like to thank the lo­cal ar­chi­tects, Chris Ir­win and his team (Thom­son Ad­sett Ar­chi­tects), for the de­sign and Gary Jef­ferys and his team (GT Jef­ferys Build­ing Con­trac­tors) for the con­struc­tion of this fan­tas­tic new fa­cil­ity.”

Mayor Bill Lud­wig said the suc­cess­ful, ef­fort­less re­lo­ca­tion of a lo­cally-owned busi­ness within the shire was a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment.

“It’s also en­cour­ag­ing to see Young’s Bus Ser­vice mak­ing use of a new cost-ef­fec­tive, en­vi­ron­men­tally-friendly build­ing ma­te­rial, which sets a great prece­dent for other busi­nesses.

“The Gate­way Busi­ness and In­dus­try Precinct will be pro­gres­sively de­liv­ered over the next 10 to 15 years and in time will be­come one of the largest de­vel­op­ments in cen­tral Queens­land solely ded­i­cated to com­mer­cial busi­ness,” Cr Lud­wig said.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

NEW ERA: Owner of Young’s Bus Ser­vice Phil Young at the new de­pot in the Gate­way Busi­ness and In­dus­try Precinct.

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