Booming business a sign of a positive future South Burnett
YOU may have noticed an unusual amount of construction happening in Kingaroy at the moment.
South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell said it was the most growth he had seen in his time as mayor.
The arrival of hardware giant Bunnings Warehouse, due to open by Easter next year, is just one of the many developments in progress.
Cr Campbell and property and planning portfolio holder, Councillor Terry Fleischfresser, are keeping an interested eye on the progress and took a tour of the developments last week.
They were impressed with the progress at the new site of the hospital, United Petroleum and Astill’s Electrical, as well as the Swickers upgrades.
Cr Campbell said the new upgrades to the hospital, due for completion in late 2020, were well overdue but would certainly be worth the wait.
Work will soon start on the new Bunnings store’s 8000sq m building.
“They are about to award the contract for the build so the initial turning of the sod should happen in the next couple of weeks,” Cr Fleischfresser said.
Vehicle enthusiasts have not been forgotten, and Houston Ford is in the process of expanding both sides of its Rogers Dr business.
Cr Fleischfresser said these were positive signs for the South Burnett.
“We are doing exceptionally well as far as development and progression goes. It’s a great sign for the future,” he said.
NEW DEVELOPMENTS: Councillor Terry Fleischfresser and Mayor Keith Campbell inspect the site of the new Astill's Electrical building.