Lo­cal busi­ness is build­ing room to grow

South Burnett Times - - NEWS - — MICHAEL NOLAN

AFTER years tucked away in an of­fice at the back of Kin­garoy’s in­dus­trial es­tate, Mick Astill and his team of elec­tri­cians are pre­par­ing to build a new work­shop.

Once com­plete the build­ing will be al­most five times larger than the cur­rent hold­ings.

“Next month we’re start­ing earth works and we’re look­ing to be done in April next year,” Mr Astill said. “The plans are all done.” At its meet­ing on Oc­to­ber 11 the South Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil voted unan­i­mously to ap­prove the de­vel­op­ment.

He said the new build­ing was sorely needed.

“The cur­rent of­fice is too small,” he said .

“We’re grow­ing and our busi­ness has ex­panded, we’ve branched out to the Sun­shine Coast and we need more room.”

In the past year and half Mr Astill’s staff num­bers have grown from 13 to 18 and he said he wouldn’t have any trou­ble fill­ing the space.

“We’re al­ready at the size to sup­port that size prop­erty,” he said.

“A lot of peo­ple say the town has slowed up but you just have to look at the amount of con­trac­tors and trades­men around the place.

“There’s been enough work around for the past eight years to sup­port us.”

PHOTO: MICHAEL NOLAN

AP­PROVED: Mick and Amanda Astill from Astill's Elec­tri­cal Ser­vices are build­ing a new work­shop in Kin­garoy's in­dus­trial es­tate.

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