12
Oct

Wandal Choice service station permanently closed and set for demolition

While one of the city’s service stations has been closed, another two are under construction across Rockhampton. Full details here.

Demolition of Wandal’s only service station is underway and there are no plans to build a new one, it can be revealed.

The Choice petrol station on Wandal Road is owned by Puma Energy Australia, a subsidiary of Chevron Australia Products.

Fencing has been erected around the site and Turner Demolition and Asbestos Removal is carrying out demolition work.

The Morning Bulletin understands once the demolition has been finalised, the site will be sold as freehold land.

“The Choice Wandal service station has closed following a review of our operations in the Rockhampton area,” a Chevron Australia Downstream spokesman.

“We will be carrying out environmental remediation at the Wandal site over the coming months as required under environmental regulations.”

The staff at the Wandal store have been reassigned within the Puma service station network in Rockhampton.

“We will continue to offer customers quality fuels and great service through the nearby Puma service stations, including at George St, Park Avenue, Berserker, Koongal and Parkhurst,” the spokesman said.

The Wandal service station was acquired by Puma in May as part of a $10,805,001 multi-sale, along with at least 12 other services stations across Queensland.

While one of the city’s servos is being knocked down, another two are under construction in Rockhampton.

Sydney-based company, RCI Group, is developing new service stations on Queen Elizabeth Drive, Berserker, and on Albert Street, Rockhampton City.

The Berserker station is on the former site of the Capricorn Caravan Centre and will have eight fuel bowsers, a retail shop, water and air station and a dog wash.

The Albert Street site was quite controversial during the council approval process as it is located directly across from an existing BP service station.

The sites together are expected to support more than 140 jobs during the three to four month construction period and employ around 10 staff each once open.

Extracted from The Courier Mail