CONSTRUCTION IMMINENT: The Metro Shopping Complex is located in Berserker.
CONSTRUCTION IMMINENT: The Metro Shopping Complex is located in Berserker. Google Maps

North Rockhampton shopping complex poised for expansion

NORTH Rockhampton's Metro Shopping Complex is one step away from realising expansion plans with the construction of a tyre and mechanical store.

On Tuesday, Rockhampton Regional Council's Planning and Regulatory Committee considered the proposal a new building which would be located at the site of a vacant block on the corner of Musgrave and High Streets opposite the Metro Shopping Complex.

EXPANSION PLAN: The building would be constructed on the High St and Victoria Pl corner.
EXPANSION PLAN: The building would be constructed on the High St and Victoria Pl corner. RRC

The new building would take up approximately 354sqm and be supplemented with loading/unloading area used for deliveries and a new seven space car park area which would connect to the existing carpark.

It was noted by the committee that similar developments were located within the surrounding commercial area.

BUILDING PLAN: RRC has showcased plans for the proposed tyre and mechanical shop.
BUILDING PLAN: RRC has showcased plans for the proposed tyre and mechanical shop. RRC

The committee signed off on a material change of use approval with the matter going to next week's full Council for approval. 

Cr Ellen Smith welcomed the proposed development.

"Development has been positioned with the front of the building facing away from residential uses, to reduce any impacts,” Cr Smith said.

"There were no submissions either for or against the development.

"Any new business is always welcome, especially in Musgrave Street which is a very busy commercial hub.”

EXPANSION PLAN: Rockhampton Regional Council has showcased plans for the expansion of the Metro Shopping Complex with the construction of a tyre and mechanical shop.
EXPANSION PLAN: Rockhampton Regional Council has showcased plans for the expansion of the Metro Shopping Complex with the construction of a tyre and mechanical shop. RRC


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