A tavern and bottleshop adjacent to the Bargara Central Shopping Centre was approved at this month's meeting of Bundaberg Regional Council.
The proposed tavern will have a floor area of 800 square metres and feature a sports bar, bistro, gaming area, kitchen and amenities.
A covered outdoor beer garden of 200sq m will be facing Bargara Road.
The complex will also feature a bottleshop, including a drive-through.
Access will be via Bargara Road and Davidson Street, with additional car parking spaces to service the development.
Council’s Group Manager Development, Michael Ellery, said the tavern will add to the amenities in the central Bargara area.
“The development will make good use of the site, complementing the existing shopping centre and providing additional facilities for residents and visitors,” he said.
“Council has imposed conditions on the approval to ensure that it does not impact on the environment, including the necessity for dark-sky compliant lighting to be installed to protect nearby turtle nesting areas.
“Other conditions require the tavern to manage noise impacts so as not to disturb neighbours.”