New opportunities open up in industrial estate expansion
SOUTHERN Downs Regional Council say they're focused on the long term vision of the area after unveiling the Stanthorpe Industrial Estate extension.
The three newly completed allotments at Rowley Court are of varying sizes (1ha, 5,750m2 and 4,250m2), to allow for the development of medium to large businesses.
The new allotments are fully serviced with bitumen frontage, kerb and channelling, water, street lighting, electricity and telecommunications including NBN.
A large stormwater detention basin was also constructed and the existing undersized water main from the original industrial estate upgraded to allow for current and future expansion. The allotments will be offered for sale by tender.
Mayor Tracy Dobie and councillors were joined by Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe on Wednesday to officially open the works.
The new infrastructure was funded through $775,000 from the State Governmen't Works for Queensland program.
"Our region is currently dealing with a range of critical issues in the short term, however council cannot afford to lose sight of the medium and long term vision to build foundations and infrastructure that will secure our future and help our region grow," said Mayor Tracy Dobie.
"This expansion of the Stanthorpe Industrial Estate is another example of what can be achieved with positive collaboration."
Minister Hinchliffe said he was hopeful the build would attract new ventures to the Granite Belt.
"These works have extended this area for businesses to expand as well as attract new businesses, and in doing so, will give Stanthorpe an economic lift with flow-on effects to families through jobs," he said.