Barry Mills lives across the road from where the new IGA is to be built in Dean Street, North Rockhampton.
Barry Mills lives across the road from where the new IGA is to be built in Dean Street, North Rockhampton. ALLAN REINIKKA AR

Frenchville IGA set for February

INSTEAD of driving five or 10 minutes to the closest IGA, Frenchville’s Barry Mills will soon be able to simply walk across the road.

Work on the hotly anticipated Frenchville Plaza on Dean Street is expected to start by February and the site’s developer hopes residents will be able to start shopping at the supermarket by September.

Barry, who usually drives to Glenmore or Stockland to do his grocery shopping, said the North Rockhampton suburb is in need of a major supermarket.

Warwick Edge, a director of the company behind the development, was looking at timber prices this week when he told The Morning Bulletin he had been inundated with feedback on the site.

As well as the IGA supermarket, four other specialty stores will fill the block.

Mr Edge said there had been so much interest in the complex that he would have no problem filling the four extra tenancies.

A poster on the Dean Street block suggests businesses like bakeries, cafes, bottle shops, newsagencies and hairdresser would be suited to the complex.

The site was previously Menzies car yard.

WHAT IT’S GOT
  • A 1500sqm IGA supermarket
  • 4 specialty shop spaces
  • 75 onsite car parks


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