Helen Spelitis, 03 February 2016

MOUNT Larcom will soon have a shiny new service station open 24 hours a day after Puma’s application to replace the Choice was approved this week by Gladstone Regional Council.

The old station will be demolished and the new centre will have seven pumps and 12 car parking spots.

But the changes will mean south-bound traffic won’t be able to directly access the station; there is only one way in and out and there’s no option to turn right from the exit heading back to Mount Larcom.

That issue was raised by Mount Larcom resident John Moynihan who made a submission during the public consultation period.

In a letter, Mr Moynihan wrote that he supported the development, but said traffic should be allowed to turn out of the station heading south without having to do a u-turn further up the highway.

During the council meeting, officers told councillors the issue had been raised with the Main Roads department, however the plans were not changed.

We’re still waiting to hear from Puma about when construction will start.

Extracted in full from the Gladstone Observer.