New Stanthorpe Industrial Estate opens the door to opportunity
6 December 2019
The official opening of the Stanthorpe Industrial Estate extension at Rowley Court on Wednesday with Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie and The Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs opens the door to new businesses and industry within Stanthorpe as well as setting the footprint for future expansion.
Funded through Works for Queensland, the three newly completed allotments are of varying sizes (1ha, 5,750m2 and 4,250m2) to allow for the development of medium to large businesses.
Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Tracy Dobie said that Council had a multipronged approach to securing the future of the region and creating opportunities and employment on the Southern Downs.
“Our region is currently dealing with a range of critical issues in the short term, however Council cannot afford to lose sight of the medium and long term vision to build foundations and infrastructure that will secure our future and help our region grow,” said Mayor Tracy Dobie.
“This expansion of the Stanthorpe Industrial Estate is another example of what can be achieved with positive collaboration between the local and State Government.”
Minister Hinchliffe also inspected new infrastructure at the Stanthorpe Industrial Estate, funded through $775,000 from the State Government’s $600 million Works for Queensland program.
“These works have extended this area for businesses to expand as well as attract new businesses, and in doing so, will give Stanthorpe an economic lift with flow-on effects to families through jobs,” Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said.
“Through Works for Queensland, Southern Downs has had $8.7 million allocated to 30 projects, which have created or supported 265 jobs.”
The new allotments are fully serviced with bitumen frontage, kerb and channelling, water, street lighting, electricity and telecommunications including NBN. A large stormwater detention basin was also constructed and the existing undersized water main from the original industrial estate upgraded to allow for current and future expansion. The allotments will be offered for sale by tender.
The land is conveniently located within half a kilometre from the New England Highway which is a major interstate heavy transport thoroughfare.