NEARLY $2 million in public cash has helped with the opening of the Jundah's new fit-for-purpose retail, fuel and café facility.
Courtesy of $965,000 from the Federal Government's Drought Communities Program, $499,000 from the State's Building our Regions program and $436,000 from the Barcoo Shire Council, the shelves are stocked and the doors wide open.
Queensland's Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said 30 jobs were supported during construction of the general store and roadhouse, which features a commercial kitchen, cold rooms, increased storage, as well as an eating area and parking.
"It's bolstered Jundah's goods storage capacity and will enable a wider variety of meats, fruit and vegetables and household items to be stocked all year round," Mr Dick said.
Barcoo Shire Mayor Bruce Scott labelled completion of the project an "achievement" and beneficiaries would be the local community and travelers.
"Construction of the roadhouse provided steady employment for local contractors and council staff, and delivered a considerable economic injection for our economy," Councillor Scott said.
"This is a 24-hour fuel facility and a place where people can purchase goods for home or eat out, but most importantly the roadhouse will provide work to young families in town."