Looking back: Shopping Centre on the drawing board
Extract from Warwick Daily News, Thursday, July 18, 1996
. . . .NEW DISCOUNT DEPARTMENT STORE, TWO SUPERMARKETS, CLOTHING STORE AND 35-40 SPECIALTY STORES IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED MALL
Final plans for the Rose City Shoppingworld in the Warwick CBD were revealed to Warwick Shire Council yesterday.
Brisbane-based developers McConaghy Holdings Pty. Ltd. announced that construction would begin on the $35 million project as soon as Council approved various building requirements for the proposed development.
The shopping complex will feature a new discount department store, two supermarkets, a clothing store and 35-40 specialty stores in an air-conditional mall.
Joint managing director Robert McConaghy and four executives were in Warwick yesterday to present plans to Council representatives and to discuss footpaths, facades, parking requirements, environmental considerations and lighting.
Following council approval, intense building activity would occur for the next nine to 12 months with the existing shopping centre trading as usual, Mr. McConaghy said. "Many local trades people will be employed on the project and specialist work contracted from within the district as much as possible," he said.
McConaghy Holding Pty. Ltd. acquired and developed the Warwick CBD site 12 years ago installing a Woolworths, Fosseys variety store and 12 speciality stores.