Canungra council depot to cater for region's growth, Scenic Rim mayor Greg Christensen says

NEW DEPOT: General manager sustainability Oliver Pring, general manager customer and regional prosperity Debra Howe, chief executive Jon Gibbons, maintenance and operations manager Scott Osman, acting general manager people and strategy Kathy Kelly and Councillors Michael Enright, Nadia O'Carroll and Nigel Waistell.
NEW DEPOT: General manager sustainability Oliver Pring, general manager customer and regional prosperity Debra Howe, chief executive Jon Gibbons, maintenance and operations manager Scott Osman, acting general manager people and strategy Kathy Kelly and Councillors Michael Enright, Nadia O'Carroll and Nigel Waistell.

A NEW council depot at Canungra is set to cater to future growth in the region, according to Scenic Rim mayor Greg Christensen.

Councillors and members of the leadership team recently inspected progress in construction of the depot, located within the footprint of the Canungra Waste Transfer Station on Beaudesert-Nerang Road.

The new facility has been welcomed by Division 3 Councillor Virginia West.

"This new and larger facility will replace the depot in Pine Street and enable us to better meet the needs of the communities of Canungra, Tamborine, Tamborine Mountain and Beechmont," she said.

"As part of our Depot Strategy, it aligns with the shared Community Plan vision for an accessible and serviced region which aims to ensure council's buildings and facilities meet current and predicted service level requirements."

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said Beaudesert-based firm Franklin Constructions won the tender for the construction of the depot's buildings, with council's own crews undertaking the bulk earthworks, pavement and surfacing.

"Work on the buildings is expected to be completed by the end of this month and we are hoping to complete the relocation of the depot from its current site at Pine Street by the end of November 2019," he said.

"The depot's expansion reflects the anticipated growth in our region and the growth in the demand for council's road and park maintenance services."