News

Will Stockland miss out on a $400,000 discount?

An artist’s impression of the new Stockland extension development in Gladstone.
An artist’s impression of the new Stockland extension development in Gladstone. Contributed

March 1:

THE DEADLINE for Stockland to start work and recieve a $400,000 discount has almost arrived.

The council is yet to hear any news on whether construction works will start before the offer expires at the end of March.

February 23:

STOCKLAND Shopping Centre has less than a month left to start work on the long awaited expansion before the offer for discounted infrastructure charges is off the table.

The Gladstone council is yet to hear from the retail giant on when construction will start after brokering a deal for a $400,000 reduction in charges if work on the expansion started by December (the original deal).

However when it became clear that deadline was approaching and the board was yet to give the green light the council extended the offer until the end of March.

Now the new deadline is lingering and the council says it's "unlikely" another extension would be granted.

It had been suggested the company was waiting for the Kin Kora intersection upgrade to finish, but council CEO Stuart Randle said the intersection was in working order and shouldn't impact on the construction.

The centre expansion was approved by the council in October 2013 and in April 2014 Stockland announced they would start construction the following October.

But more than a year later we are yet to see building preparations at the site.

Topics:  development, gladstone regional council, stockland gladstone




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'All I heard when my baby cried was ‘you’re a terrible mum'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images of Katie Dykes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

KATIE'S battle with PND is not unlike many mothers.

'I just thought all mums got no sleep'

MELTOPIA battled PND with all four of her children.

4 survival tips for mummas heading back to work

The few reminders every working mum needs to read.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

'Cruel': Family of 9 in Gladstone housing commission home

CROWDED HOUSE: Pa, Ma, Kelly, Lou, Chris, Lea-Ann, Patty, Nelson, Joey and Brendan squeeze together for a family picture.

“I’ve been in my house for 19 years and I know my rights”

YOUR GUIDE: Flynn candidates hand in their resumes

WHO is most qualified for Flynn's top job?

Latest deals and offers

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward