De­vel­op­ment wel­come

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS - Jacob Wil­son jacob.wil­son@whit­sun­day­times.com.au

“I WOULD be over the moon if this comes off.”

This was Kazza’s Bar­ber shop man­ager Berny Mont­gomery’s re­ac­tion to a two stage de­vel­op­ment pro­posal lodged with Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil in June con­cern­ing the Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre.

Stage one of the ap­pli­ca­tion in­volves a 108-space carpark while stage two will in­clude the re-de­vel­op­ment of smaller ten­an­cies and a larger dis­count de­part­ment store.

Ms Ber­ney was full of ideas when asked what re­tail­ers she would like to see be­come part of the shop­ping cen­tre.

“I think we we could do with an­other (hair) whole­saler like Glam­box so we don’t have to send peo­ple out­side of our shop­ping cen­tre for their prod­ucts,” she said.

“For clien­tele that want a chem­i­cal process done, we have to send them out (of the shop­ping cen­tre), but I would rather keep them here so peo­ple can use some­one lo­cal.

“I would also like to see more ladies and men’s cloth­ing shops.”

Goodness Gra­cious owner He­len Pike also wel­comed the pro­posal.

“It would be nice to keep the ten­ants in­formed first (but) any­thing com­ing to this cen­tre is a pos­i­tive,” she said.

FAPI MDIA man­ag­ing di­rec­tor for the Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre Craig Stack de­clined to com­ment.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

BIG PLANS: Stage two of the Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre de­vel­op­ment.

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