News

Kiosk vision a step closer

The Rosslyn Bay kiosk and service station could one day look like this.
The Rosslyn Bay kiosk and service station could one day look like this. Contributed

IT'S been a long time in the making, but Mario Mercorella is one step closer to his dream.

Over a year ago, the Capricorn Coast businessman had a vision to transform the Rosslyn Bay kiosk and service station, owned by his family, into an impressive accommodation and tourist facility.

"(The idea) started last year in July but this time we decided to go for it," Mr Mercorella said.

The proposed development was approved by Rockhampton Regional Council on Wednesday and Mr Mercorella couldn't be happier.

"Bill Ludwig rang me and gave me the news," he said.

"It's just the beginning."

The plans for the site, located on Vin E Jones Memorial Drive and Shoreline Close, include a five-storey building with 40 residential units consisting of a mix of two, three and four-bedroom units as well as an arts and craft centre, restaurants, shops and basement parking.

Cr Bill Ludwig said it would certainly value-add to the existing developments at Rosslyn Bay, with the features of the facility to be welcomed by both tourists and locals.

"The bottom line is these things are good for our community," Cr Ludwig said.

Mr Mercorella, who has been in the area for 25 years, said he thought the change would be a great opportunity for the coast community.

"We'll give it our best," he said.

Cr Ludwig said it was great to see a family business looking to the future.

"Any assistance or facilitation we can provide, we will.

"Tourism nationally and especially in Queensland needs every shot in the arm it can get at the moment.

"To see people investing in a new product is great and for council to encourage that is absolutely vital."

Topics:  business capricon coast developement kiosk rockhampton regional council



Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

A CITY drenched in culture, Brisbane is again flaunting an arts and culture events calendar fit for a queen.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Insider’s guide to the best rooftop bars

Eleven Rooftop Bar is one to put on your hit list.

SEE the world from a different perspective...

Where to get your hands on the best wings

Try out these bad boys at Buffalo Bar.

IS THERE anything better than a wicked bowl of chicken wings? Nope.

Careers Australia collapses: 15,000 students hit hard

Group's 1000 staff sent an email that they had been stood down

Nathan Peats hopes Blues' Indigenous edge sparks passion

Nathan Peats during the New South Wales State of Origin team training session at Cudgen on Thursday.

"If they were from NSW they'd be getting picked straight away”

Blues Origin honour not lost on Nathan Peats

New Blue Nathan Peats ponders his State of Origin debut at Suncorp Stadium while in camp at Mantra Salt, Kingscliff.

Nathan Peats is one of two rookies in the Blues side.

Local Partners

Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

JUST WHEN you thought you’d all of Bella Hadid’s supermodel figure — she gets her Cannes out on the red carpet of an AIDS gala dinner in France.

No room for morbid fans

Chris Cornell.

Fans want to stay in the hotel room where Chris Cornell died

Star Wars' 1977 Stormtrooper head banger confesses

A Stormtrooper is responsible for the biggest blunder in a Star Wars movie. Picture: Supplied

Man in most famous blooper in Star Wars history breaks silence

Lyn's knock-out show gets her to next round on The Voice

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: Lyn Bowtell is through to the battle rounds on The Voice.

'It was bitter sweet to win like that'

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

Dreamworld could become a “more attractive and entertaining park”.

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

Brian Shaw won his 4th World's Strongest Man title. Source: Twitter

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000-calorie diet

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!