Business park almost ready

THE Yamba Business Park has largely been kept out of public view, but with just 50 metres of road leading to the park yet to be sealed, you will soon be able to drive up and have a sticky beak.

Council estimate that the public will be able to access the park via the new road early next month.

The park sits on the corner of Deering and Freeburn streets, adjoining the existing industrial estate.

It's just a stone's throw away from the soon to be completed Yamba Sporting Complex.

The development manager of the 15 million dollar project, Mark Mitchell, said the park is the result of a four-year project enabling the consolidation of industrial zoned land in Yamba and involved the financial input of a consortium of about 20 people.

He said the park will provide Yamba with 20 years of industrial land, setting up the town for steady, well-organised growth, in keeping with its residential expansion, as well as enabling the town to upgrade its own facilities.

“The contribution this park will make to the Lower Clarence is huge,” Mr Mitchell said.

He said the 'leading edge' industrial park is on par with any industrial development in Australia, bringing it in line with all current standards.

The 30-acre park can be accessed at present only from its Angourie Road entrance on what will eventually make up the eastern part of the Yamba bypass.

Eighty five percent of the business park is owned by Clarence Valley locals and an estimated 95 percent of its construction was contracted to local businesses.

At present only three out of 20 land lots remain to be sold with one local purchaser snapping up half of the blocks so far.

In addition to land lots, 16 industrial units are planned to be built in the north-west corner of the park and are expected to fetch prices of between $365,000 and $478,000.

Construction of the steel framed units is set to begin after Easter this year and boast mezzanine office areas, air conditioning and good parking facilities.

An official opening will be held on March 17 at the Yamba Property Solutions office in Treelands Drive followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the park itself.

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