More space for shopping
SHOPPERS rejoice - it's only the start of things to come for Gladstone's retail sector.
Yesterday Stockland announced it had lodged another application with Gladstone Regional Council to expand its existing shopping complex in Kin Kora.
If approved, the Big W and Woolworths' side of the centre will get a food hall and restaurants, two large discount department stores, a new and larger supermarket and speciality shops.
An extra 600 car parking spaces will also be added.
In November Stockland lodged the development application with council, to expand the existing 400,000sq m shopping complex.
This comes hot on the heels of Stockland's pending $125 million redevelopment to the Kmart and Coles site, which is currently in the approval process.
Gladstone Stockland centre manager Amanda Brookes said the project would enhance the company's existing offer to council.
"The proposed expansion of the Big W and Woolworths' side will enable us to enhance our existing offer whilst improving the visual aspect of the building," she said.
Ms Brookes declined to comment on which retailers would be included.