10 February 2015

New highway travel centre for Bundamba

Major traveller facility to be built for trucks and cars at Bundamba.

The first major development of its kind on the Warrego Highway in Ipswich.

By Brian Bennion

New truckstop facility for Bundamba
 - artist's impression
A MULTI-MILLION dollar 24-hour truck stop will form the entrance to the Citiswich Business Park off the Warrego Hwy at Bundamba.

Developed by Synergy Property Partners at the Citiswich Business Park, the Citiswich Travel Centre will be anchored by multinational fuel group Puma Energy and Portuguese style chicken franchise Oporto with a drive-through and another four tenancies ranging in size from 50-140sqm.

While developers would not comment on costings of the project, a development of this size is estimated to be worth $15 million.

Planning and Development Committee chairman Paul Tully said the project, located off Hawkins Cres, had been given the green light and would create more local jobs and facilities for the booming business precinct.

Synergy Property Partners director Edward Masterson said the development would be similar to Plainlands Travel Centre in terms of highway amenity for drivers, food offerings and rest facilities.

Mr Masterson said they were in negotiations with a number of national food retailers and interest from specialty tenants for the remaining shops had been overwhelming.

"The Travel Centre will be the first of its kind for the outbound side of the Warrego Hwy," Mr Masterson said.

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