Elouise Quinlivan, 13 January 2016

SITES around Toowoomba continue to be snapped up to become future service stations as development surges across the region.

Construction of a new 7-Eleven fuel station has begun at the 16 Drayton Rd site in Harristown, after the previous unused service station on the site was recently demolished.

A 7-Eleven spokeswoman said the Harristown site development schedule was not yet confirmed. However the expected opening was planned for May.

“The store will be a 24-hour trading convenience store with fuel,” she said.

“We do have continued interest in expansion in the area, however no further store locations are currently confirmed.”

Toowoomba Regional Council approved the site application in 2015 that will have the 210sq m building developed in the corner of the 2090sq m block to allow car access.

The application shows an expected full time staff of five to seven employees.

Nine car parks will be available, with double lane access to both Drayton Rd and South St.

The driveways that were established as part of the old building will be moved and upgraded to suit the site design.

This store will be the fourth 7-Eleven fuel station built, with sites currently at 221a/225 Ruthven St, 328-330 James St and at 85 Perth St.

A future store will also be built on Bridge St, giving motorists increased access across the region when deciding where to fill up.

The build for 7-Eleven fuel stations is being undertaken by Beech Constructions.

Extracted in full from The Chronicle.