News

These projects will bring new jobs

United Petroleum Nanango Station Manager Bali Sandhu said he'll need to hire new staff when work on the road house is finished.
United Petroleum Nanango Station Manager Bali Sandhu said he'll need to hire new staff when work on the road house is finished. Michael Nolan

CLOSE to a dozen new jobs will be created and new services made available after the South Burnett Regional Council approved three development applications.

A Kingaroy car dealership will expand, as will The United Petrol Station on Henry St in Nanango, which will a include a new roadhouse.

Station manager Bali Sandhu said it would be good for business.

"It will have food, coffee and everything in it," Mr Sandhu said.

Importantly, the development will include a new roof.

"At the moment it leaks when it rains so they put in an application to renovate it."

In Kingaroy, Liberty Oil will build a service station on Youngman St.

Liberty Oil will enter what is already a crowded market with Kingaroy currently stocked with six fuel stations.

But David Goldberger, Liberty Oil chief executive office, said they stood out from the crowd.

"We're building a service station and truckstop," he said.

The store will be one of the few stations stocking E10 fuel.

"We stock it everywhere, we're big supporters of it," Mr Goldberger said.

Finally, Ken Mills is only months away from starting construction on a new showroom and workshop at his River Rd, Kingaroy dealership.

"Our time-frame to have the work finished was initially September, but it'll be dependant on how quickly we get the the engineering and construction plans developed," Mr Mills said.

Some minor work will start in the coming days.

"We're talking early June before we can actually go full belt with construction, but if it can be quicker it will."

Mr Mills has started re-training staff in time for the new dealership opening and he'll start hiring in the coming months.

"In 12 months time our current staff numbers will have grown by about 11," he said.

Before the council voted to approve the applications Cr Terry Fleischfresser said they showed the promise of the region.

"This type of development is a good vote of confidence in the South Burnett, one is an established business that is expanding and the others are two new businesses," Cr Fleischfresser said.

"This is the input we need that is going to provide employment for young people."

Councillors voted unanimously to approve the three developments subject to minor conditions.

South Burnett

Topics:  jobs south burnett regional council


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Young boy taken to hospital after he was hit by a car

Two Queensland Ambulance Service crews attended the incident on George St, Kingaroy on Monday afternoon.

The incident occurred on Monday afternoon.

Large crowd for Wondai fun run and ride

FUN RIDE: The cyclists set off on their 18km circuit.

A 5 year old cycled 18km.

First Wondai Festival labelled a success

SUCCESSFUL DAY: Elaine Madill at the Wondai Country Festival.

The festival will return in 2018.

Local Partners

Budget breakdown: where South Burnett funds will go

THE South Burnett Regional Council took a number of measures to plug a project 2.2 million short fall in it general operations budget.

Bundy mum blogging to get families offline

FAMILY FUN: Deonie Crowther is holding family craft sessions at the Windmill Cafe in Bargara.

Crafty projects a hit with parents and children

Take luxury food, wine tour around Toowoomba

FOODIE CULTURE: Emily Moon (left) and Cheryse Bliesner with the Hummer used for Toowoomba's Luxury Food and Wine Tour.

It is designed to highlight the best produce the region has to offer

Country music stars coming to Ipswich

Ipswich will get it's country on when The Country Superstars Tribute Show hits town on Friday, June 30 at Brothers Leagues Club.

A UNIQUE tribute show will bring a bit of country into the city.

Pressure of fish fry feast too much for Ipswich cook

NICOLE Stevenson narrowly misses out on MasterChef's Top 10 but local dad Ben Ungermann makes the cut.

Schapelle Corby's Bali boyfriend 'lonely' now she's free

“I really hope we can see each other again in the future."

‘One of the most ludicrous films ever made’

Optimus Prime in Transformers: The Last Knight.

Transformers: The Last Knight has been shredded by critics.

Transformers movie bombs to horror opening week

Optimus Prime in a scene from, "Transformers: The Last Knight."

Transformers 5 had the worst opening in the franchise’s history

How 9/11 helped make Waleed Aly a household name

Waleed Aly and Susan Carland at the 2016 Logie Awards

“It feels like there was a script written for me,” he said.

Pixar weighs in on viral Toy Story theory

Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.

DID Andy’s dad tragically die just before the story took place?

Gateway opens to $3b Coast mega estate

VISION: An artist's impression of the Palmview development 'Harmony' and its linear park.

New road provides link from the past to the future

Major German supermarket set to open in southeast Queensland

German supermarket giant Kaufland is understood to have approached southeast Queensland councils about a possible distribution centre, which would kickstart the establishment of new supermarkets.

Supermarket giant Kaufland has its eyes firmly on Queensland.

Confident first half year for commercial property

SIGNS OF CONFIDENCE: A mixed-use site at 139 Eumundi Rd, Noosaville, was one of the outstanding results achieved in the year.

Sunshine Coast market showing strong signs for next five years

Ocean views up for sale at Bargara Rise

LAND RELEASE: Rob Sergiacomi on site at the Bargara Rise development off Watsons Road Bargara.

More ocean-view land comes on the market at Bargara

Blueberries help property market boom

RURAL MARKET: Elders sale agent Terry Deefholts, Norman Arkan and rural sales agent Angus McDonald.

Growth in the rural property market

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!