$1.8M move signals future of Rocky agricultural hub – Australia News

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THE steel skeleton of a massive new warehouse sprang up seemingly overnight on the corner of Stanley and Alma Streets.

The prominent location will become the new $1.8million Elders Rural, Real Estate and Finance hub as the business moves from its Gladstone Rd premises.

 

Elders Rockhampton area manager Adrian Reck. Rachael Conaghan

Fresh from inspecting the site, Elders area manager Adrian Reck (above) said the decision to move was two-fold.

“We have outgrown the current premises, so we had to look for a new one,” he said.

“We have got investors on board to build that for us.”

The second motivator was to consolidate three arms of the business offering a more convenient service and greater product to customers.

“You are going to have more,” he said.

“It’s all under one roof, everything is going to be there… it’s not going to change a great deal from what our clients are used to. They know Elders and what we are.

“We will look at offering products into the urban market, new ways to incorporate how we merchandise our products to clientele … and advertising from the site will be new.”

That clientele stretches from the Rockhampton hub, north to Nebo, west through Duaringa into Dingo and south to Calliope.

Close Construction owner/builder Don Close (below) said an

entirely local team of contractors are working diligently to get the business trading at their new home from November.

 

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About 15 workers are on site daily to construct the structure, which covers a 1380m sq footprint.

Mr Reck said while…

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