Work could soon be underway on the site of an approved Kepnock shopping centre development with the first operational works application for the site lodged this week.
The development, located at 106 FE Walker Street, was first approved in 2016.
The shopping centre complex would cover 11,472 square metres of the ten hectare subject land.
The approved Kepnock shopping centre development would be constructed over four stages with the initial stage incorporating a supermarket, a franchised liquor outlet, three speciality retail shops, a kiosk and ground level parking for 273 vehicles.
A later stage would see a 142 square metre service station incorporated into the site.
Through the operational works application, the applicant has requested to commence earthworks on the site necessary to allow construction of the building and civil engineering works.
The earthworks involve cutting and filling the site to create the building pad for the proposed shopping centre as well as form up the base for the extension of Santalucia Boulevard.
“Bulk earthworks will consist of mostly cut in the southern portions in the vicinity of the proposed carpark, with the building platforms for future structures being mostly fill,” the application said.
According to the Kepnock shopping centre operational works application, a construction period of approximately two months was expected.
Further applications for the remainder of the civil works, including the extension of Santalucia Boulevard and the installation of stormwater management and treatment infrastructure, would be submitted as the project continues.
The operational works application is now with Bundaberg Regional Council’s development group for assessment.