Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Weekly Whispers

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Weekly Whispers

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Byline: JEREMY SOLLARS

A GAS pipeline into Warwick could become more than a pipedream in the coming years, so it's whispered.

I'm hearing that council types are poised to head to Sydney for meetings with gas industry heavies, with a view to preparing a business case for gassing up the Rose City, as it were.

Apparently we're the largest acolda town in Australia that still heats itself with fuels of the fossil variety, but in any case reticulated gas for Warwick would likely be piped first to the industrial estates and major institutions like the hospital, and later down suburban streets. A cool $80 million would see the job done, through a government and private sector joint venture, with council chipping in maybe ten per cent. Let's hope the plan cooks up.

WORD has it a local development player is poised to fix up once and for all the upper level of the Mayfair Centre at the corner of Palmerin and Grafton Sts in the pulsating heart of the Warwick CBD.

The last time I was in there was when the site's former owner Dr Olav Muurlink a of past Southern Free Times fame a put it up for auction several years back but it passed in.

The place was then in serious need of a restoration job, we're talking holes in the floor, but it changed hands late last year and we may see prominent legal and accounting firms eventually come to roost there.

Speaking of Olav, word is he's seeking an urgent buyer for the old SFT site out in the Warwick Industrial Estate, including all the printing gear, all offers considered.

SPEAKING of business moves a or non-moves a I've heard a tale of a Warwick couple who looked at acquiring a certain pizza franchise on the main drag. The keen young pair completed an online questionnaire and were summoned to Brisbane for an interview with head office types, only to be told upon turning up the franchise had already been sold. Two days later, they received a newsletter in the mail from the company informing them the franchise was on the market. …

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