Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Plans for a New Childcare Centre New Childcare Centre on Cards

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Plans for a New Childcare Centre New Childcare Centre on Cards

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Candyce Braithwaite


A NEW childcare centre and convenience shops could be on the cards for south Warwick, creating more than 30 more jobs for the region.

Project manager Nicola Beggs said she identified a need for a childcare centre on the southern side of town where future urban expansion is forecast.

C[pounds sterling]We aim to provide a convenience centre for Cinema Heights, Rosenthal Heights to the western side of the New England Highway and the new Sovereign Downs Estate,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]We also felt the proposed site is also strategically positioned to provide a childcare facility and services to employees of the industrial estate as well as a convenience centre to cater for larger events at Morgan Park.C[yen]

The 10,000sqm block on the corner of Bracker and Homestead Rds was purchased by N B Beggs Pty Ltd with the intent to provide services to south Warwick, and the proposal was lodged with the council in August.

Even though Miss Beggs hopes to provide conveniences on the southern side of Warwick, she said she did not want to detract business from the CBD.

C[pounds sterling]We believe that it is crucial the centre of Warwick remains the business centre of town and we donCOt fragment the CBD with large-scale shopping centres,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]But we feel to enable the city to expand, residents need small-scale neighbourhood centres which provide them with these services.

C[pounds sterling]We have received interest from a number of individuals.

C[pounds sterling]We envisage the type of tenancies in this centre to be a small-scale convenience shop that caters for more emergency purchases such as bread and milk, a bakery, a takeaway, a real estate and other small service-oriented businesses.C[yen]

Miss Beggs said they already had people interested in being a tenant, including a cafE[umlaut], real estate office, bakery and a hairdresser.

C[pounds sterling]I would be interested in talking to local business people who may be interested in tenancies,C[yen] Miss Beggs said.

C[pounds sterling]Especially if complimentary to existing local businesses as secondary outlets. …

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