Re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion to drive new hub

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THE IM­PACT the CBD Re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion Project will have on Bund­aberg is still largely up for de­bate, with some busi­ness own­ers agree­ing the work has to be done but anx­ious about how their liveli­hoods will be af­fected dur­ing the con­struc­tion pe­riod.

King Kong Sales man­ager Daniel Brown said while he felt op­ti­mistic about the project, reach­ing the end re­sult was what con­cerned him and other busi­nesses in the area.

The Bundy man said he thought the plan it­self was go­ing to achieve what the CBD so des­per­ately needed for it to flour­ish, but at what cost?

“It will open it all up and hope­fully it’ll be­come a hub peo­ple choose to go to,” Mr Brown told the NewsMail.

“I’m hop­ing it will draw in more peo­ple into the CBD, but we’re all con­cerned about the con­struc­tion of it all.”

Mr Brown at­tended Fri­day’s com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tion ses­the sion on the Re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion Plan, which he said “cleared a few de­tails”, like car space, up.

“The bad side of it is that we’re los­ing those 19 car spa­ces,” he said.

“We (King Kong Sales) have the plus of an­other carpark and en­trance out back so that’s good, but there’ll still be in­ter­rup­tions dur­ing con­struc­tion, so that’s our big­gest con­cern.

“With every­thing, if there’s con­struc­tion, peo­ple will try to avoid it.

“Right now though, busi­ness isn’t go­ing too bad.”

King Kong Sales Bund­aberg man­ager Daniel Brown is feel­ing op­ti­mistic about the Bund­aberg CBD Re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion Plan.

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