New ser­vice sta­tion planned for Can­non­vale

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY BUSINESS -

RES­I­DENTS and shop­pers in the Can­non­vale area might even­tu­ally reap the ben­e­fits of an ad­di­tional petrol sta­tion at the Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre on Shute Har­bour Road.

Coles lo­cal com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager for cor­po­rate af­fairs, Ju­lia Balderstone, con­firmed this week that the com­pany was propos­ing to build a Coles Ex­press re­tail petrol sta­tion on a site cur­rently oc­cu­pied by a va­cant build­ing be­hind the for­mer Red Rooster store.

“We are cur­rently await­ing de­vel­op­ment ap­proval [and] once ap­proved, we would need a build­ing per­mit to be­gin con­struc­tion,” Ms Balderstone said.

“Build­ing is then likely to take up to four months sub­ject to weather con­di­tions.”

Ms Balderstone said con­struc­tion of the Coles Ex­press would mean em­ploy­ment for up to 20 lo­cal trades­peo­ple.

“And when com­pleted, eight lo­cal jobs will be cre­ated,” she said.

If the pro­posal is suc­cess­ful, un­leaded petrol, diesel, VPower and un­leaded 95 will all be avail­able on site. The sta­tion will have four fuel pumps, with hoses on ei­ther side, so cus­tomers have ac­cess to eight fill­ing po­si­tions.

The Coles Ex­press shop will sell cold drinks, con­fec­tionary, snacks, milk, bread, mag­a­zines and to­bacco.

Ten­ants at the Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre were no­ti­fied of the pro­posal via a memo dis­trib­uted from the cen­tre’s man­age­ment last week.

NEW LOOK: An artist's im­pres­sion of a Coles Ex­press re­tail petrol sta­tion that Coles is propos­ing to build at the Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre.

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