The Kepnock Town Centre will host a grand opening next month as the shopping centre, which is the first development of its kind in the area in over a decade, nears completion.
The grand opening will be celebrated at the public event onsite on Saturday 4 November from 9 am to 12 pm.
It's anchored by a full-line Woolworths supermarket and includes BWS, Burger Urge, LiveLife Pharmacy, and The Reject Shop, with more tenants to be announced soon.
When fully leased, it will have 16 specialty retailers, including a mix of convenience, dine-in and takeaway food.
Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey will attend the event to officiate the opening of the Kepnock Town Centre and will be joined by Councillor May Mitchell, Bundaberg MP Tom Smith and Burnett MP Steven Bennett.
Mayor Dempsey said the opening of the Kepnock Town Centre arrived at an exciting and opportune moment in the Bundaberg Region, serving as a catalyst for its ongoing economic expansion.
“The Bundaberg Region is currently experiencing its highest economic growth in 16 years,” he said.
“The opening of the Kepnock Town Centre will not only further stimulate this growth but will also represent a new and vibrant gathering place for Kepnock residents and the broader Bundaberg Region community.
“The opening of the Kepnock Town Centre is set to amplify this growth, creating a substantial number of new employment opportunities both directly within the complex, and indirectly through the support of surrounding businesses and services.”
The centre is leased and managed by Geon and Senior Commercial Property Manager for South East Queensland Elke Rosen said they were looking forward to the event.
“We are very excited about Kepnock Town Centre opening, which is a significant milestone for the region that will offer a diverse array of options for shoppers and retailers looking to service this growing region,” Elke said.
The 5,715 sq m development is located at 106 Fe Walker Street in Kepnock.
Kepnock Town Centre has 281 car parks at grade, mostly shaded, and other amenities such as public bathrooms, baby change facilities, accessible toilets and parking, and pram parking facilities.
The grand opening event will be held on Saturday 4 November, from 9 am to 12 pm and is open to the public and will feature free children's activities and a live broadcast from Hitz 93.9FM.
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