ENABLING EXPANSION: Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie, in Kenilworth St, at the upgraded entrance to Axis Park, on the Warwick Industrial Estate.
ENABLING EXPANSION: Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie, in Kenilworth St, at the upgraded entrance to Axis Park, on the Warwick Industrial Estate. Jonno Colfs

Industrial estate expansion signals more growth for Warwick

THE rumble of B-double trucks in Kenilworth St herald expansion of the Warwick Industrial Estate.

Upgrades to Kenilworth St will enable further expansion a bottling factory at Grove Juice and the development of a plant by toilet paper manufacturer ABC Tissue at Axis Park.

In nearby Schnitzerling St, the upgrade will enable B-doubles to access Hardy's Haulage.

Opening of the upgraded sections of road was carried out this week by Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe, during a whistlestop visit where he also opened a water and sewer pipes between Connolly Dam and Morgan Park and Fitzroy St rehabilitation and stabilisation project.

Mayor Tracy Dobie said the minister's visit was "more about the future than the past”.

"The upgrades to Kenilworth St and Schnitzerling St means the development and further expansion of the Warwick Industrial Estate and the businesses there can progress.

"With B-double access in Kenilworth St, Grove Juice can expand, building its proposed bottling factory.

"ABC Tissue has bought huge tracts of land in the estate, they are now ready to develop and build their plant in Warwick, thanks to improved access to their site.”

The next major work is a sewer connection to Allora.

"The town cannot expand without it,” Cr Dobie said.

"This region needs to grow its population: We can do that by enticing businesses to invest here and by enticing people here to fill the jobs those businesses bring.

"With more people, we have access to more funds at local, state and national level, meaning the region can continue to grow.”