Mary River Motor Inn is on track to open mid January.
Mary River Motor Inn is on track to open mid January. Renee Pilcher

Mary River Motor Inn on schedule

“EVERYTHING is going plan as far as the builder’s time schedule is concerned,” Mary River Motor Inn owner Reg Cannon told The Gympie Times yesterday.

On the land where the Amaroo Service Station once operated, the motel is on track to open for business in mid-January next year, despite project manager Dave Hungerford and on-site foreman Alan Boyce battling Tuesday’s rain.

“The weather may be the only thing that can beat us,” Rev Cannon said.

“We were to pour the last of the floor slab on Tuesday, but with the rain that has been put back until Monday, along with the lid of the 85,000 litre rain water retention tank that will be used for toilets, gardens and topping up the swimming pool.

“We’ve paid a lot of attention to noise from the highway but you can’t have such a good location that close to the highway and not have some noise.

“It’s beaut to see it all come to fruition after two and a half years to get to this stage.

“We’re very well advanced...we think.”

Gympie Times


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