Business

McDonald’s with a side of Aldi at Urangan

THE famous golden arches will be visible in Urangan soon, with approval given and work expected to start on the Fraser Coast's third McDonald's and Aldi stores.

Plans for the site were approved at the Fraser Coast Regional Council meeting in Maryborough this week.

It signals the end of a six-year battle for approval to develop the site on Boat Harbour Dr near Margaret St.

The complex is expected to include a McDonald's, Aldi, medical centre and other shops.

Urban Planet principal Ward Veitch's client Lindsay Kaynes is behind the development.

Mr Veitch said it had been a long time coming.

"The commission has been given to organise the operational works application," he said.

"We've always wanted it to go quickly but we were held up."

The delay was reduced when the Fraser Coast Regional Council re-zoned the proposed development site to commercial.

"My client's been sitting there waiting, waiting, waiting," Mr Veitch said.

As for the employment advantages, Mr Veitch suggested the McDonald's staff would mirror the current Pialba store.

"Aldi, I don't know," he said.

"It's a great boost for services in Urangan too."

WHAT'S NEWS TODAY

Mr Veitch, who is among those at the forefront of developing the Fraser Coast, said there was positive sentiment in the region.

But he said he'd like to see more developments get off the ground.

Mayor Gerard O'Connell said Mr Kaynes was keen to get the development moving along.

"I understand he's got some good tenants - so I think we'll see some action on that sooner rather than later," he said.

Margaret St is expected to be upgraded and the council's mobility corridor re-routed to accommodate the increased vehicle traffic.

The Chronicle tried unsuccessfully to contact Mr Kaynes.

Topics:  approval development hervey bay mcdonald's urangan



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

OUR SAY: $8 million revamp exactly what we needed to hear

Maryborough Central on the block of Alice, Richmond, Bazaar and Albert Sts, is receiving a major refurbishment.Photo Boni Holmes / Maryborough Herald

This is exactly what Maryborough needs.

Four people killed in region over horror weekend

TRAGIC: Toowoomba man Scott Stallman, with wife Monique, was one of four killed in our region at the weekend.

Police warn to take care on the road in the lead up to Christmas

'Major risk time' for Fraser Island dingoes over Christmas

One of the well renowned dingoes of Fraser Island.

Christmas remains a major risk time for the animal, the group said.

Local Partners

Seacrest: Things are "going better" for Kim and Kanye

Ryan Seacrest says things are "going better now" for Kanye West

Jonah Hill involved in a car accident

Jonah Hill was involved in a car crash on Saturday

Katie Holmes' empowering directorial debut

Katie Holmes

KATIE Holmes as made her directorial debut

Jennifer Lawrence gives keys to new partner

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence

Oscar winner settling down with new partner

Rogue One star proud to lead new Star Wars film

Felicity Jones leads the new Star Wars film

Star Wars lead proud to be in front in sci-fi

What's on the small screen this week

Ernie Dingo stars in the TV series Going Places with Ernie Dingo.

ERNIE Dingo stars in a new travel series and Seven airs the AACTAs.

Prices jump in trio of mining towns

THE boost in coal prices in the past six months has triggered a house price jump in at least three mining towns in Central Queensland.

Boost in coal prices triggers a market turnaround

INSIDE STORY: Disused pipeline stops hundreds from building

TRAIL OF TEARS: Route of the disused Santos oil pipeline which is stopping hundreds of Ipswich residents from building.

Santos responds but Tully says easements issue must be addressed

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Coast high-flyer's fight back from bankruptcy, $72m debt

Scott Juniper went from millionaire developer to declaring bankruptcy in2012, now he is back on top of his game again with new developments including this one in Coolum.

'Apocalyptic lending storm' causes financial collapse.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!