Community & Business

18 January, 2023

New complex one step closer

MAREEBA residents are one step closer to shopping at their own local Woolworths, with the proposed shopping centre now subject to public feedback as part of the assessment process.

New complex one step closer - feature photo

The proposed centre on the corner of Rankin and Byrnes Streets has been under assessment by Mareeba Shire Council since March 2022.

The developers are working with both the council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads for approval and if successful, the centre will be the third shopping complex in Mareeba.

Woolworths has already signed on to occupy the largest space of the 4500sqm centre, approximately 3500sqm, along with a BWS and other specialty stores.

Developer Greg Ritchie said the future of the centre was now in the hands of the community.

“The proposal has gone out for public notification and we are now in the hands of the residents of Mareeba,” he said.

“Residents can now make objections to, or letters of support for the centre.

“This centre is something the town has been wanting for many years."

Written submissions about the development can be made to Mareeba Shire Council, postal address, PO Box 154, Mareeba, QLD, 4880, or by sending an email to 

Submissions must include the name, postal or email address of the person or organisation making the submission.  


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