Editorial courtesy of Livingstone Shire Council
Long-time local business Young’s Bus Service moves into their new home at The Gateway
Young’s Bus Service has officially opened their new depot this week, after moving their entire transport operation to become the newest addition to Livingstone Shire Council’s state-of-the-art Gateway Business and Industry Precinct.
A six-stage, master-planned development, The Gateway will be used for commercial purposes and is an initiative that will continually prove itself with a variety of new and exciting businesses planning to make the move there over the next few years.
Conveniently located just five minutes from the Yeppoon CBD off Yeppoon-Rockhampton Road, the location is ideal for attracting many businesses in the Shire and further afield, promoting the importance of local economic growth, private investment and not only keeping, but also creating jobs in the Capricorn Coast region.
Owner of the long-time Capricorn Coast family business Phil Young said that he was looking forward to operating from The Gateway, marking the start of a new era for the locally-owned business.
“Young’s Buses has been family owned and operated for 68 years, so making a move like this into a new location is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and will be beneficial as our business grows,” Mr Young said.
“We are expanding our operations through Central Queensland and beyond, and this provides us with a greater, more convenient access point to both Rockhampton and Yeppoon. It just made sense to invest in this prime location whilst the opportunity was available.
“I would also like to thank the local architects, Chris Irwin and his team (Thomson Adsett Architects) for the design and Gary Jeffery’s and his team (GT Jeffery’s Builders) for the construction of this fantastic new facility.”
Mayor Bill Ludwig said the successful, effortless relocation of a locally-owned business within the Shire was a fantastic achievement.
“It’s also encouraging to see Young’s Bus Service making use of a new cost-effective, environmentally friendly building material, which sets a great precedent for other businesses,” Mayor Ludwig said.
“The Gateway Business and Industry Precinct will be progressively delivered over the next 10 to 15 years and in time will become one of the largest developments in Central Queensland solely dedicated to commercial business.”
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