Could this be Costco’s next Qld location?

By Chris Guy

INTERNATIONAL wholesale giant Costco has Logan on its list of possible locations for another Queensland store.

A spokeswoman for Costco said Logan was one of a number of Queensland sites the company was potentially interested in.

“We do not currently have any confirmed (new) locations in Queensland,” she said.

“At this point we are not able to put any timeline on our Queensland expansion as we do not have an approved location.”

The Albert & Logan News can confirm Logan City Council and the Queensland Investment Corporation have been involved in negotiations this year to lure Costco to Logan.

It’s understood a possible Logan site is a large parcel of land in Loganholme owned by the Queensland Investment Corporation, fronting the Pacific Highway near Harvey Norman.

QIC Global Real Estate managing director Steven Leigh said the proposed development was in the early stages, with preliminary planning yet to be finalised, so it was too early to speculate on specific retailers.

The Costco spokeswoman said it was hoped that all new sites in Australia would follow the North Lakes format, with ground-level retail, fuel station and ­parking.

Logan City Council Governance, Finance and Economic Development Committee chairman Luke Smith said council had not received a development application supporting a new Costco in Logan.

But he said Logan would be the ideal place for Costco to establish such a prominent business.

“We would certainly welcome Costco to our city and the hundreds of jobs a new store would bring,” Cr Smith said.

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