Polleys Coaches, a charter- and public-transportation business, received city approval this week to develop a mixed-use center in Gympie, Queensland, Australia, that will include self-storage, a gas station and a transport depot. The project will be constructed on 12.9 hectares of vacant land near Chatsworth Road and Pinewood Avenue. It’ll replace a $90 million commercial development that was approved in 2007 but never launched, according to the source.
The site formerly housed Strakers Sawmill. The Polleys application considers the self-storage facility a separate development from the gas station and depot. The storage project will include 40 units and a covered area for vehicle storage built on an existing concrete slab left after the demolition of the sawmill, the source reported.
The storage units will be situated on the southern boundary of the parcel, close to residential properties. The covered structures for vehicle parking will be built on the east and west ends of the units. Access to the facility will be off of Chatsworth Road via an existing driveway between two houses.
The gas station will be unmanned and designed for refueling primarily large, diesel vehicles, according to the source.
Although some concerns were raised by residents about increased traffic and noise from large vehicles, the project was passed without issue by the Gympie Regional Council.
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