Posted by Melissa Rahn on February 11, 2019 06:25:48When you hear the word ‘rural’ you probably think of rural Australia, the place where farmers and small-scale landholders grow food for local markets.
But Currags is different from those places.
It is located on a major interstate highway, across a national park, and it has an enormous amount of development potential.
The Curraths redevelopment, due to begin in the next year, is set to create more than 200 permanent jobs in a town where the unemployment rate is almost 25 per cent.
“We’re really excited about this project,” says Tim Pannell, chief executive of the Queensland Rural Development Corporation.
“The Currs are an outstanding example of a place that’s really been in decline for a long time, which is great news for rural Queenslanders and rural businesses.”
The Currerys development is set in a large industrial area in south-east Queensland, near the town of Karratha.
“There are about 800 people working in the Currer’s,” Mr Pannells says.
“I can’t tell you how much the Currs has meant to our community.”
He says the Curriums redevelopment has seen huge change in the community.
“This is one of the most significant projects in the history of Currachs,” he says.
He says he hopes the project will be a catalyst for growth in the region.
“It is an incredible project,” Mr Rahn says.
“And we’re all really excited.”
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