Workers on the construction site of the Supa IGA in Dean St which is due to open for business by August.
Workers on the construction site of the Supa IGA in Dean St which is due to open for business by August. Sharyn Oneill

IGA on schedule

IF THE weather gods oblige, North Rockhampton’s new Supa IGA supermarket will be open in August.

Construction of the Dean St complex is well advanced – one of several developments under way in the city.

“Since there’s been no rain, things are on schedule and progressing well,” Cornett’s IGA area manager Terry Schisske said yesterday.

He said the supermarket would provide more choices for local shoppers as well as create about 90 jobs once open.

“I know that area doesn’t have much of an option when it comes to a super

market, so it will also be a lot closer for those living in the area,” he said.

Meanwhile the Gracemere Shopping World construction, delayed by the floods, is back on track and due for completion later this year.

A spokesman from the McConaghy Group yesterday said many areas of the $30 million project were going ahead.

“The construction of roadworks in McLaughlin and O’Shanesy Sts are well under way, the initial work on the car park is also under construction, and the ground preparation for Woolworths’ petrol outlet, McDonald’s and Red Rooster are happening as well.”

Inquiries for leasing of the 25 specialty stores in the complex have also been made, the spokesman said.

Stage one of the project will comprise a 3800sq m Woolworths supermarket, a junior department store, a BWS liquor store and 25 specialty shops.

OTHER JOBS IN PIPELINE

  • Hungry Jacks southside on Gladstone Rd opening at the end of May
  • Chemist Warehouse in Aquatic Place, northside set for completion about June this year
  • Emu Park Supa IGA supermarket to open before Christmas
  • New office building housing Stanwell staff on the corner of East and Fitzroy Sts due for completion in November


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