The South Burnett Regional Council has given the go-ahead to three new business developments in Kingaroy and Nanango.
At its April general meeting on Wednesday, the Council approved a new petrol station for Kingaroy; the redevelopment of an existing petrol station in Nanango; and the expansion of a Kingaroy car dealership.
The new Kingaroy service station will be built on the site of a former bulk fuel depot at the corner of Youngman and Queen Streets, opposite Riverina Stockfeeds and immediately next to the South Burnett Rail Trail.
The site has sat vacant for more than a decade.
The redevelopment of Nanango’s existing United Fuel service station at the corner of Henry and Alfred Streets will see new buildings, access points, hardstand areas, buffer landscaping, and a doubling of refuelling points from four to eight.
And Ken Mills Toyota gained approval to construct a car dealership and an associated workshop in a two-stage development across a block that adjoins the company’s existing showrooms in River Road, Kingaroy.
The site currently houses secure storage sheds.
The storage sheds will remain, but the approval gives the company the ability to expand their car dealership in the future, if required.
Property portfolio chair Cr Terry Fleischfresser noted that two of the three applications had been made by new firms moving into the area.
“This is a good sign for the South Burnett,” Cr Fleischfresser said.
“It shows we’re well positioned to attract new businesses to the region, and you can be certain there are more to come.”
Councillors approved all three developments unanimously, subject to standard development conditions.