IGA pushes forward with 1 November opening

IGA Canungra will open in November 2023
IGA Canungra will open in November 2023

A supermarket is set to open in Canungra on 1 November 2023, despite fears of delays due to a break-in in early August.

It was feared that significant damage to freezers, fridges and cold rooms during a break-in on Saturday 5 August would delay the reopening of Canungra’s only supermarket, but the building owner and IGA Management are pushing forward with the original date.

In a brazen attack the glass doors of the freezers and fridges were smashed and cold room doors were pulled off their tracks and smashed.

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The building owner said he was mainly concerned for the people of Canungra.

“I have insurance – the people this really damages is the community,” he said.

A spokesperson for IGA said they are looking forward to opening the supermarket in Canungra.

“IGA Canungra is going ahead and we look forward to being a part of the community and creating a store that Canungra and surrounding areas deserve.”

“With a fully stocked supermarket, lottery products, a large fresh section and much more we will have everything the town needs.”

The Canungra FoodWorks supermarket has been closed since a fire on 17 April 2023, leaving the town without a supermarket. 

The break-in and the building fire are being investigated by Queensland Police Service who advised they could not release any details at this point.

Anyone with information about the break-in on 5 August or the fire on 17 April should contact Queensland Police via Policelink on 131 444.

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