Stockland Hervey Bay centre manager Paul Kelsey gave an $11,500 cheque to Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayor Gerard O'Connell for the community benefit fund.
Stockland Hervey Bay centre manager Paul Kelsey gave an $11,500 cheque to Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayor Gerard O'Connell for the community benefit fund. Valerie Horton

Stockland donates $11,500 to Mayor's Community Benefit Fund

STOCKLAND has made an $11,500 donation to the Mayor's Community Benefit Fund.

Its Hervey Bay centre manager Paul Kelsey said a fundraising event had been run across four weeks to raise the money.

"It was the funds raised through a dollar-deal promotion we did…," Mr Kelsey said.

"The stock was supplied to us at cost price by IGA and we paid for it then sold it to the public for $1 an item in an effort to get people to realize we were still open for business with the development happening."

Mr Kelsey said IGA donated a staff member to help sell the products.

He said part of the money would go towards the Pajama Foundation.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the donation was another example of the support Stockland has shown to the region.

Meanwhile, Mr Kelsey said the centre expansion was on track to be finished next July, with Coles and Kmart to be opened as soon as they are ready.



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