Stage one of a $10 million service and convenience shopping centre at the entrance of Oakland Estate in Beaudesert has been officially completed.
The centre is currently home to a Caltex petrol station and Brodies drive through chicken and burger restaurant.
Asian takeaway restaurant Noodle Box is currently seeking a local franchisee for another space in the complex, while three tenancies remain available in the precinct which fronts Beaudesert-Nerang Road.
Executive Director of Ray Group, Jack Ray, says the feedback from both retailers and the community in the first two weeks of operation has been outstanding.
"Caltex report they are trading above expectations and Brodies has been highly anticipated by locals as they lead up to their opening in late March,” he said.
“This is not surprising because they are in such a high traffic location, surrounded by established and growing residential estates, on a prominent corner of a new signalised intersection as you enter Beaudesert.
"The precinct is also located within the new $1 billion Oakland Estate community, which is home to McAuley College catholic high school, and will soon welcome its first home owner residents, along with a new shopping centre, tavern and childcare centre.”
Mr Ray said he hoped for a coffee retailer or cafe to take up the tenancy equipped for drive through, to capture the early morning commute as people drop their kids to school or head out to work in the cities.
"The other two tenancies would suit a variety of operators, however the feedback from the local community is that there is demand for a kebab or sushi shop in Beaudesert."
Mr Ray says Beaudesert is on the fast-track to growth, with the town's population expected to almost triple from 14,000 to about 47,000 people by 2036.
"The reason we jumped at the opportunity to develop this precinct is because we can see Beaudesert's potential to become a satellite suburb for Brisbane and the Gold Coast as the population increases over the coming years," he said.
"The catchment area for retailers in Beaudesert is incredibly broad.
“We are not only servicing the growing local population, but also those who live up to 50 kilometres away on acreage in smaller suburbs across the Scenic Rim who use the town as a regional hub for their weekly needs.”