DEVELOPMENT A MASTERSTROKE FOR COMMUNITY’S GROWTH

This morning Council unanimously resolved to approve the Master’s application at Kepnock. The following media release has just been issued…..

A $13 million Masters Home Improvement Centre development for Kepnock has been given the green light, with Bundaberg Regional Council saying the move will generate jobs and cater to future growth.

Mayor Cr Mal Forman said the application, approved in today’s special meeting of Council, would cater to projected population growth east of the CBD.

“The land in question forms part of a broader growth area in the eastern part of Bundaberg City which has the potential to provide housing for more than 12, 000 people over the next 20 or more years,” Cr Forman said.

“It will mean new and existing residents on that side of town and those living in coastal areas will have better access to essential goods and services.”

Council’s Planning and Development portfolio spokesperson Cr Ross Sommerfeld said the Planning Scheme did not anticipate major retail development within the location proposed by Masters, however Council felt there was an economic need for the development.

“It’s going to create jobs for our region, both throughout construction and, more importantly, on an ongoing basis once Masters is up and running,” Cr Sommerfeld said.

“The proposal furthers the State interest of economic growth through development and construction, in that it will facilitate commercial development and create additional employment, both during the construction period, and more importantly, on an ongoing basis once the development is completed and operational. Some 135 permanent retail positions are expected to result from the proposed development, generating a further 128 jobs within the broader community. In addition, some 286 jobs are expected to be created, both directly and indirectly, from the construction stage.

“Council considers the land at Kepnock to be a logical location for Masters and we believe it will have minimal impact on nearby residents and other major facilities.”

He said with the development set to go ahead at the junction of two significant roads it would be easily accessible to customers in the eastern areas of Bundaberg as well as the growing coastal communities.

“From a traffic perspective it will not have any adverse impacts on the surrounding road network.”

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