News

Strong support for Withcott shopping centre development

A shopping centre development in Withcott was approved under the condition that traffic lights are built at the intersection of the Warrego Highway and Jones Road.
A shopping centre development in Withcott was approved under the condition that traffic lights are built at the intersection of the Warrego Highway and Jones Road. Sarah Fleming

NEWS that a supermarket development in Withcott was approved with the condition that traffic lights are placed at the Jones Rd and Warrego Hwy intersection has been met with strong local support.

A Main Roads spokesperson said the developer of the site would be responsible for 70% of the costs associated with installing the traffic lights and half the cost of accommodating 'development related' U turns at impacted intersections such as Roches Rd.

Withcott Fruit and Veg Owner Monica Grorud said she welcomed the lights.

"For me, any amount of traffic calming would be an improvement on what we have there now," she said.

"Withcott is basically in two sections with different sides of the highway and when it comes to end of school time down here, there is always a bottle neck of people trying to get on and get across the highway.

"I think lights here will be fabulous and calm the traffic more than it is at the moment.

"I actually think there needs to be those orange flashing warning lights further up near the range as well.

"As it is now, people don't want to leave the highway, and once they are on they want to stay on. The lights will make it easier to get around the town.

"Even the shopping centre itself will bring more traffic to the area and invite people to leave the highway."

Another supporter of the development was Lockyer Valley mayor Steve Jones.

"Whenever you have a shopping centre, very often it is the magnet that brings in the customers to the other shops," he said.

"If the supermarket was there it would be good for the other businesses in the area.

"In regards to the works in Withcott, I hope Main Roads work with the developer well, because the situation in Withcott at the moment is dangerous."

Topics:  main roads traffic warrego highway


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Healthy futures for Lockyer Valley kids

GREEN THUMBS: Junior Landcare has been busy distributing hundreds of plants , with OLGC receiving their plants on Monday.

SCHOOLS across the region will soon have flourishing gardens.

Artist showing the love in pet project

QUIRKY COLOUR: AJ Gogas' debut exhibition, Infurnite Love, showcases a number of local pets.

AJ Gogas opened her first solo exhibition, Infurnite Love, last week

Two Laidley Blue Dogs players line up in maroon

REP SELECTION: Laidley players Harry Wood (back row, fifth from left) and Lachlan Pfeffer (front row, second from left) turned out for the QAS side.

Lachlan Pfeffer and Harry Wood were selected to the side.

Local Partners

A big weekend of sport around the Lockyer Valley

Despite the heat, there was plenty of sport of despite the heat around the Lockyer Valley over the weekend.

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

Sir Elton will come to Mackay and Cairns in September.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on March 14

LIVE COVERAGE: Global superstar to rock Mackay in 2017

A major concert is set to rock Mackay this year.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will announce a superstar guest

How Stay at Home Mum blogger Jody Allen struck it big

Jody Allen and Walt Collins will co-host the Seven Network's Stay at Home Mum television series from April.

Jody Allen's star continues to rise at incredible speed

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

MACKAY will play host to one of the world's biggest superstars Sir Elton John later this year.

LIVE COVERAGE: Global superstar to rock Mackay in 2017

A major concert is set to rock Mackay this year.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will announce a superstar guest

Robert Irwin introduces Jimmy Fallon to wild guests

Robert Irwin introduces Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to a cuddly sloth.

ROBERT Irwin continues Steve's legacy.

MOVIE REVIEW: Trespass Against Us a 'tender' crime film

Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson in a scene from the movie Trespass Against Us.

Tough British film about criminal clan proves touching

Crocodile, hippo fears as I'm A Celeb filming hit by flooding

Flooding hits the set of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

Fears crocodiles and hippos could infiltrate I'm A Celeb camp

Small screen users make switch to smaller screens

In this photo taken Oct. 16, 2013, a girl plays Supercelll's Hay Day game on an iPad. The Finnish 'Clash of Clans' mobile game maker Supercell said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, it plans to launch its third game next month on a tide of soaring revenues and profits. The new game, 'Boom Beach,' will be launched in March. It's been tested in Canada and Australia, ranking fifth in both countries' iPhone app store lists, according to the company. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Milla Takala)  FINLAND OUT

The digital age generation makes the switch

Nadia visits Coast to escape Married At First Sight drama

Married At First Sight's Nadia Stamp takes a breather from the show's drama at Mooloolaba.

MAFS bride unwinds on the Coast ahead of commitment ceremony

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Massive seaside development of 3200 lots

DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE: The masterplan for the proposed Elliott Heads Estate.

"There's nothing else left along the coastline of Queensland now"

Potential home buyers punished for doing the 'right thing'

Should I go to university or buy a house?

50 more high rise buildings planned for Brisbane CBD

Height limits have been scrapped for Brisbane CBD

800,000 more people expected to work in city over next 20 years

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!