Developer has northside street plans

By JOSEPH TERNOWETSKY

NORTH Rockhampton's Arm- strong Street may soon have a vamped-up look.

Developer Ken Sewell has bought three properties closest to the corner of Musgrave Street. He said yesterday that he in- tended to turn the site into a com- mercial unit.

"I am thinking something on the lines of a takeaway food place or maybe a wholesale business,'' he said.

"A lot of people frequent that area.''

But the plans were still in their early stages, he said.

Two of the properties he pur- chased still have houses on them. Together the three properties cover about 2400 square metres.

Despite the large size, Mr Sew- ell said, the site would feature only one business.

"The next step is for one of the houses to be demolished,'' he said.

"The other one will be moved and the site will be cleaned up.''

Mr Sewell also owns the car wash at the corner of northside's Musgrave and Charles streets.

He said the Musgrave Street area had remained undeveloped for too long.

"There are over 20,000 cars a day going past there,'' he said. "I think the whole street will take off very shortly.''

Although a specific tenant for the Armstrong Street site had not yet been chosen, he said there had been plenty of responses.

"We had a few interested par- ties,'' he said.

"But we still have not yet made a decision.''

The business should be up and running in about a year, he said.

"It is the most undeveloped area in Rockhampton and has a lot of potential.



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