Work is underway for the construction of a new tavern featuring a beer garden and a drive through bottle shop in Bargara.
The development is adjacent to Bargara Central Shopping Centre and was approved in June 2020.
The work, which started this week, has gained plenty of interest from inquisitive community members who have taken to social media with questions regarding the development.
According to the development application, the site for the new tavern is located on an unimproved part of the site which, in part, serves as a stormwater detention basin.
“The carparks and buildings are proposed to be constructed upon a suspended slab configuration on concrete piles over the detention basin, above the detention basin water level, to maintain the detention basin’s storage volume and current outlet arrangement,” the application said.
“It is proposed that the base and sides of the existing basin be lined and treated to provide for efficient operation and ease of maintenance.”
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 200 square metres will be facing Bargara Road.
The complex will also feature a bottle shop, including a drive-through.
Access will be via Bargara Road and Davidson Street, with an additional 19 car parking spaces provided to service the development.
As part of the application process, Bundaberg Regional Council imposed conditions on the approval to ensure the development does not adversely impact on the surrounding environment.
These conditions include the necessity of dark-sky compliant lighting to be installed to protect nearby turtle nesting areas.
The development also features conditions that require the tavern to manage noise impacts so as not to disturb neighbours.