In what may end up being be a blueprint for similar developments along country highways, a vibrant community hub – which will include a caravan park – is set to be built in a quiet Queensland town.
The Courier-Mail reports that plans for the new development at Brigalow along the Warrego Highway has been approved by the Western Downs Regional Council.
Located on just over one hectare of prime real estate, the new hub will include a truck driver friendly fuel station, an eatery, retail shops …
and a caravan park.
Avanti Commercial executive consultant Chris Fort told the Courier-Mail that the massive development was set to put Brigalow on the map.
“Not that it isn’t already, but realistically it will be the largest and most significant development in the town in (decades),” he said. “It will create over 100 jobs during the construction phase… and employ 16 to 20 staff once completed.”
Mr Fort said in a perfect world the six to eight-week construction period may start at the end of 2021.
The Brigalow Village Square project will be designed to fit in with its country surroundings, featuring a 1940s-1950s style diner, with state-of-the-art fuel bowsers enclosed in a vintage outer-shell.
The Courier-Mail reports that the site plans to showcase a range of artisan shops which may include a bakery, cafe, deli, dress shop, gifts, antiques, specialty lolly shop, home wares, butcher, gift ware and a garden centre shop.