Boom­ing busi­ness a sign of a pos­i­tive fu­ture South Bur­nett

South Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: MATT COLLINS

NEW DE­VEL­OP­MENTS: Coun­cil­lor Terry Fleis­chfresser and Mayor Keith Camp­bell in­spect the site of the new Astill's Elec­tri­cal build­ing.

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