Highway servo to be demolished and rebuilt from scratch

DEVELOPERS have been given the green light to demolish and rebuild a highway service station.

United Petroleum Pty Ltd was last week given approval from Toowoomba Regional Council to undertake works at 2189 Gore Hwy Southbrook.

The proposal is to demolish the service station on the site and construct a new service station with associated car parking and hardstand area.

The new building will contain a convenience store, kitchen and dining area, children play area, trucker lounge and bathroom facilities.

The project will include eight standard and three truck bowsers.

United Petroleum Pty Ltd was last week given approval from Toowoomba Regional Council to undertake works.
United Petroleum Pty Ltd was last week given approval from Toowoomba Regional Council to undertake works.

There will be two distinctly-separate covered canopy areas for truck and car refuelling and parking for 18 cars, seven trucks and four caravans or buses.

The site is located about a five-minute drive north of Southbrook town centre and 14km south of Westbrook.

The Gore Hwy is considered an important link from Toowoomba to Goondiwindi and the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing will also link north of the site at Athol.

The site has operated as a service station for a number of years.

The Chronicle contacted United Petroleum and asked when the service station would be closed for works and the date of reopening.


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