New Craiglie servo plan
CRAIGLIE might be getting a new service station, complete with a restaurant or fast food outlet, after land with existing approvals was put on the market this week.
The land on the eastern side of the Captain Cook Highway in Craiglie, only metres from the Coles Service Station, currently houses Paws and Claws Kennels.
Marketing agent Greg Wood said there had been a good deal of i nterest in t he l and, especially considering the preexisting approvals from 2007 to build the service station, which will be the fourth in the port Douglas area.
‘‘It’s a pretty unique property so it’s not surprising there’s been a good deal of interest in it,’’ he said.
‘‘Whoever buys the land can do something else with it, provided it’s within the town plan, but it’s a fairly unique situation to have something with development approvals for a petrol stations and fast food outlet, I would be surprised if does not end up being that.’’
The proposal allows for a fast food outlet of about 242sq m with a retail fuel outlet of 239sq m and the design concept shows six separate fuel pumps and ample car parking space.
Councillor Julia Leu said she will be looking into the details of the approval for a possible fast food outlet.