Private Queensland property company Stockwell has appointed Mackay builder WHF Group to construct the first two stages of its Northern Beaches Emporium .
Northern Beaches Emporium is set to commence construction in September 2020 under the $6 million contract, with an anticipated opening early 2021.
It is estimated that construction will create about 60 jobs and, once operational, a further 160 jobs will be generated for the community.
Located in Rural View, opposite Northern Beaches Central, the development will include a new Mobil Service Station, new health services anchored by Queensland X-Ray, and additional food offerings.
It is also planned to host about 4000sq m of big box commercial, retail and warehouse space.
The WHF Group will carry out all civil, structural and internal fitout work for stages 1 and 2.
Stockwell said it had continued to work with Aletta Nugent, director of development services, and her team at Mackay Regional Council throughout the challenges of COVID-19 to secure the development approval in April 2020.
“Northern Beaches Emporium is a project we’re very proud to deliver for the council and community through this challenging time,” Stockwell managing director Mark Stockwell said.
Mr Stockwell said there had been a lot of positive feedback and strong leasing enquiry from businesses.