Bundaberg mayor annouces two multi-million dollar projects
"INVEST now in the Bundaberg region and avoid the rush."
That's the message being shouted from the rooftops by Bundaberg Regional Council mayor-elect Jack Dempsey who is buoyed by the increasing investor confidence across the region.
"We all know the Bundaberg region is a tremendous location to live and work and raise a family," he said.
"I considered it a privilege to officially open the aged care facility at Palm Lakes Care Bargara this week.
The $30 million invested in that venture is indicative of the economic confidence investors have in the future of our region.
Mr Dempsey said in recent times the council had approved in excess of 400 lots in various locations including Bargara, Kalkie, Branyan and Kensington.
"Housing construction has commenced on some of these newly approved subdivisions with more to come," he said.
"The good news doesn't stop there with council currently assessing a further 230 lots for Hughes Rd at Bargara and Sienna Blvd at Ashfield.
"This is a high-growth corridor and the development in these areas will encourage significant business investment as well."
"Add to that a new 96-bed high care facility at Carlyle Gardens at Bargara and it's obvious there is investment to cater to every demographic within the Bundaberg region."
Mr Dempsey said all of the consistent development in the region amounts to job creation opportunities, work for our tradies, an economic boost for business and an opportunity to grow the rates base.
"Growing our rates base is one sure way of allowing council to keep rates at an affordable level and minimise increases," he said.
"The Bundaberg region offers the best lifestyle choice and that's the message we are spreading the length and breadth of Queensland and nationally as well."