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Gateway to better business in region launched last week

Livingstone Deputy Mayor Graham Scott says the precinct will open opportunities for businesses in the region.
Livingstone Deputy Mayor Graham Scott says the precinct will open opportunities for businesses in the region. Trish Bowman

STAGE one of the Capricorn Coast's first fully integrated business and industry precinct, The Gateway, was launched last week, with Livingstone Shire Council singing its praises.

Nine lots were released for prospective buyers to tender expressions of interest and it was all good news for Livingstone Shires plan for economic growth.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the launch was a celebration for Livingstone Shire Council.

"We have been going for less than 10 months and delivered a regionally significant development that will provide business and industry with a unique opportunity to take advantage of low development costs and a great lifestyle," Cr Ludwig said.

"The Gateway is strategically positioned to capitalise on the region's strong growth.

"The 56ha integrated business and industry precinct will have the capacity to meet the Capricorn Coast's projected growth needs for the next 15 years and service the needs of the broader region."

Councillor Graham Scott, chairman of Capricorn Enterprise and Deputy Mayor for Livingstone, said The Gateway delivered an exceptional business and industry development package.

"When you combine superb location with low development costs and excellent transport links, The Gateway is really an unbeatable proposition," Mr Scott said.

"We have thousands of people who choose to live on the Coast and drive over 40km to work each day. Can you imagine how positive this will be for staff retention when they only have to drive 4km?

"Add to that readily available, affordable housing and a highly skilled resident workforce and it is easy to understand why The Gateway will have such a strong competitive edge."

Cr Scott said stage one was targeted towards businesses requiring offices, showrooms, large-format retail and light industry facilities.

"Stages two and three will accommodate medium to general industry uses, providing an overall seamless integration of business and industry uses strategically co-located on the one site," he said.

"With the Capricorn Coast continuing to grow at 3% to 5% annually, there is already strong interest from established Rockhampton businesses looking to consolidate their market position."

The Gateway is located on Yeppoon to Rockhampton Rd, a five-minute drive from the Yeppoon CBD and beachfront.

Stage one lots range in size from 2123sq m to 2.578ha.

The site has its own purpose-built B-double accessible transport hub already established, will feature high-speed optic fibre broadband and provide both town water connection and access to industrial quality reuse water.A revised infrastructure charges plan will provide for up to 70% in savings on headworks charges previously being levied by the regional council.

Inquiries to Neale Crow on 0418 886 162.

What's the deal?

56ha integrated business and industry precinct

Stage one lots: 2123sq m to 2.578ha

Purpose-built B-double accessible transport hub

High-speed optic fibre broadband, town water connection and access to industrial quality reuse water

Newly revised infrastructure charges plan will give up to 70% in savings on headworks charges previously being levied by the regional council

Topics:  livingstone shire council



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