Plans for a new Costco Warehouse in North Lakes would help create jobs in Queensland, while supporting business expansion in the region, one politician has said.
Jeff Seeney, the deputy premier and minister for state development, infrastructure and planning, noted that these opportunities will exist throughout construction, as well as once the store opens.
“The project is expected to generate 575 jobs as well as an estimated 160 jobs during the six-month construction stage,” he commented.
However, Mr Seeney acknowledged that there has been some opposition to the project and that the concerns need to be addressed.
The development was approved by Moreton Bay Regional Council, although it has since been appealed by two parties in the planning and environment court.
All applications will be considered before a final decision is made – this is only the second time the Newman government has thought about a ministerial call under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.
It recently emerged that plans for a new international cruise terminal are being considered on the Gold Coast.
At present, expressions of interest for the project are being sought to see how practical it would be to construct the facility at the popular holiday destination.