TAKING SHAPE: An artist’s impression of the $15 million truck stop approved for Stage 1 of Citiswich Business Park at Bundamba.
TAKING SHAPE: An artist’s impression of the $15 million truck stop approved for Stage 1 of Citiswich Business Park at Bundamba. Contributed

Citiswich reaches out to Warrego Highway

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.

"The group has been actively seeking highway sites for travel centre style developments for some time, due to strong tenant demand in the market.

"The Citiswich estate ticked all the boxes for such a development, with direct highway access, excellent exposure and up to 40,000 cars passing the site every day. The strong surrounding residential catchment was also appealing."

Mr Masterson said construction would start in the next six to eight weeks and was expected to be completed in December.

The project will form the gateway to the Walker Corporation's $1 billion Citiswich Business Park, which features Masters Home Improvement, The Reject Shop, Heavy Plant Hire, ThoroughClean, Hoepners Transport, Supply Chain Solutions, Australian Pharmaceutical Industries, OneSteel, Caltex, KSB, Tru Blu Beverages and Heavy Plant Hire joining Capral Aluminium, Australian Wood Panels and Hume Masterpanels in the massive 335ha industrial site.

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