Bruce Hwy business Bambling Rural has lodged a complaint against the Coles Express development over its signage.
Bruce Hwy business Bambling Rural has lodged a complaint against the Coles Express development over its signage. Contributed

Scrap looms over $7m site signage

THE owners of a second business that shares a boundary with the $7 million Coles Express complex between the Bruce Hwy and Excelsior Rd have objected to some work on the site which they say negatively impacts on their business.

Property consultants Amanda and John Bambling of Bambling Rural have lodged a written objection with Gympie Regional Council over the design of the development, which has led to the construction of a huge vertical sign on the southernmost boundary of the property fronting the Bruce Hwy.

The sign obscures signage on the side of the Bambling Rural building which was previously clearly visible to south-bound traffic on the highway.

"We have put a complaint in to council," Mrs Bambling said yesterday.

Deputy mayor Tony Perrett said he had spoken with Mr and Mrs Bambling and that the council's planning department was now investigating the approvals of all signage on the Coles Express site.

This is not the first time the project has upset neighbouring businesses, with the G-Spot, on the other side of the site fronting the Bruce Hwy, accusing Hutchinson Builders of carrying out excavations and operational work outside their boundary, affecting their business.

Gympie Times


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