The South Burnett Regional Council will hold two closed-door meetings with CBD property owners and traders on March 22 about its plans for an $8 million, two-year upgrade of Kingaroy’s CBD

March 11, 2018

The South Burnett Regional Council will be holding two meetings for Kingaroy’s CBD property owners and traders on Thursday, March 22 to discuss preliminary plans for its inner-city revitalisation project.

The Council plan to spend $8 million upgrading Kingaroy’s CBD over two financial years.

The seven stage project encompasses Haly Street, George Street, the rail corridor, Kingaroy, Alford, Short, Markwell, Youngman and Glendon streets.

Council has commissioned JFP Urban Consultants Pty Ltd to conduct the civil and landscape design for the project.

Company representatives are expected to attend the meetings, which will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall’s Reception Room.

The first meeting – for business property owners – will be held from 10:00am to noon.

This will be followed by a second session for CBD retail traders between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

The meetings are separate from two open door public consultation meetings which will be held at the same venue on March 22-23.

On Friday, Kingaroy Chamber Of Commerce and Industry president Rob Fitz-Herbert said he thought the times set for the two meetings could prove inconvenient for many traders.

However, he believed Kingaroy business involvement in the project was essential.

The Chamber have previously told Council they wish to be involved in the project, which they hope will positively impact the town’s economy by making the CBD a more welcoming place for shoppers.

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