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Madill Toyota relocating to new premises

OH WHAT A FEELING: John Madill outside his new Toyota dealership on the Bruce Hwy.
OH WHAT A FEELING: John Madill outside his new Toyota dealership on the Bruce Hwy. Patrick Woods

THE world's newest Toyota dealership will open its doors for business in Gympie on Monday.

John Madill Toyota will vacate its premises on Station Rd later this week to re-open at its new location on the Bruce Hwy at Monkland.

The move has been seven-and-a-half years in the making and owner John Madill said it was an "exciting" development.

It is the final result after the dealership looked at two sites for the venture - the other being near the Gold Nugget on the Bruce Hwy - and about five designs.

Mr Madill said while the business outgrew its Station Rd site some years ago, the new location was more than double the size.

It has the capacity to display 86 cars, compared to the 45 at Station Rd.He said the investment was a sign the business was here to stay, not surprising though with the family-run company having called Gympie home for 80 years.

Mr Madill's confidence in the Gympie region was re-assured again yesterday after Facebook photo of the new site attracted nearly 1700 views in a matter of hours.

He said it was a "privilege" to undertake the massive development in the region and its completion - led by "wonderful" builders - was also an obvious weight from his shoulders.

The site is bigger and better, Mr Madill said and it was chosen because it had safe access.

The complex has dual access from the Bruce Hwy and Brisbane Rd which meant customers could enter and leave the location safely.

Mr Madill said the big move would take place tomorrow, Friday and Saturday with doors open 8am Monday.

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