Kingaroy Bunnings invests in town ahead of opening
KINGAROY'S Bunnings Warehouse is already investing in the town, with several South Burnett businesses working at the site.
South Burnett Regional Councillor Terry Fleischfresser said during the council's general meeting on December 12, the project was coming along well.
"The construction of this project has realised local employment with a local engineering firm being engaged to undertake the inspection and certification of the operational works," he said.
A South Burnett plumbing contractor has also been recently engaged to undertake all the internal plumbing and drainage work for the construction of the building on site.
"Council has recently commenced with the first plumbing inspection for the drainage work on site associated with the building," Cr Fleischfresser said.
The council has issued three separate applications for operational work on the Bunnings site.
This includes an application for bulk earthworks to shape the site and form a building pad to the value of approximately $920,000.
Another application involved the works to provide a water connection to the site, and a very minor sewer extension to connect storm water from the site to the drain adjacent to the site.
This also included the construction of the car park area on the site to the value of $1,030,000.
"These works also included reshaping this drain to accommodate the storm water from the site," he said.