QUEENSLAND has the Big Pineapple.

Rockhampton has the big bulls.

Now Gracemere has the big G.

The 5.4m tall sign was unveiled yesterday to mark the completion of Stage 1 of the Gracemere Industry Park.

Matthew Gibb, managing director of Gibb Group, the Melbourne-based property developer behind the project, said they had identified the need three years ago, and he believed it was in the perfect location.

And now anyone driving along the Capricorn Hwy will know the exact location, when they spot the G.

Matthew said the signage, which represented both strength and industry, marked another milestone in cementing Gracemere Industry Park as Central Queensland's pre-eminent industry area.

"To date, we have completed the Stage 1 sub-division making available 7.8ha of high impact land and 3.6ha of medium impact land, all fully serviced and immediately available for purchase or for tenants seeking a new facility to lease."

Rockhampton Regional Mayor Margaret Strelow had the honour of unveiling what she believes will become a landmark in the region.

Matthew Gibb, managing director of Gibb Group and Rockhampton Regional Council mayor Margaret Strelow at the unveiling of the Big G - the iconic signage for the Gracemere Industry Park. Photo Sharyn O'Neill
Matthew Gibb, managing director of Gibb Group and Rockhampton Regional Council mayor Margaret Strelow at the unveiling of the Big G - the iconic signage for the Gracemere Industry Park. Photo Sharyn O'Neill Sharyn O'Neill

Speaking about the Gracemere Industry Park project, she said council had injected $8million into water, roads and sewerage infrastructure, but it was the overpass that had allowed challenges of the location to be overcome.

"The investment that council has made in the Gracemere Industrial Area is an investment for both our present and our future," Cr Strelow said.

"Our region has long been stymied by the lack of quality industrial land and it is to the Gibb Group's credit that they have acted as quickly as the precinct was 'development ready'."

She said the Gibb project was the first substantial development in the new portion of the Gracemere Industrial Area.

"We are seeing lots of opportunity for this site and the rest of the industrial area.

"The Gracemere Industry Park is a high-quality showcase development which has raised the bar for our region."

Stage 2 of the development is in the planning stages and will cater more for medium and low impact industrial businesses with lots available from 1000sqm.

About the sign

HEIGHT: 5.4m

WIDTH: 6.6m

MADE OF: 6mm mile steel

WEIGHT: Almost 5000kg

FEATURES: Internal LED lighting to illuminate at night

Matthew Gibb, managing director of Gibb Group at the unveiling of the Big G - the iconic signage for the Gracemere Industry Park. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / Morning Bulletin
Matthew Gibb, managing director of Gibb Group at the unveiling of the Big G - the iconic signage for the Gracemere Industry Park. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill


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