A whopper of a development has been given the green light with a development application for a Hungry Jacks on Bargara Road approved.
The 24-hour store, which will be the third Hungry Jacks outlet to open its doors in Bundaberg, is set to create 50 jobs.
A Material Change of Use development application was lodged with Council in August for the food and drink outlet at 119-121 Bargara Road, Bundaberg East.
At the time of lodgement, planning and development spokesman Cr Ross Sommerfeld said continued investment interest in the region from national chains was welcome news.
“Steady and continued development interest from established businesses underlines the positive momentum the region is experiencing in growth and economy,” Cr Sommerfeld said.
“East of Bundaberg and out to the coast are some of our fastest growing communities and there is little doubt that increased services in this area would be welcomed by residents.”
With Hungry Jacks approved and now in the mix with other fast food franchises and takeaway options in the area, Bundaberg East is steadily growing its dining options.
A Domino’s Pizza has been established adjacent to the new Hungry Jacks site and a KFC opened nearby earlier this year.
The application acknowledged that, while this type of development was not specifically earmarked for this predominantly industrial zoned area, it would align well with these previously established fast food chains and take away stores.
Across the two blocks the development is proposed to include a 250 square metre low-rise building and 16 carparks in addition to 12 queuing spaces for a drive through.
The new Hungry Jacks was approved with conditions, including limiting the advertising signage to a total height of no more than nine metres.
The development is also required to undertake some works to the Bargara Road and Morrison Street road intersection in accordance with State Government assessment agency conditions.