Goulburn has lost two fuel stations with Caltex closing the doors on two of their stores.
The two fuel stations which have been closed down were on Clinton Street and on the corner of Bradley Street and Auburn Street.
Signs have been removed from the earlier Caltex fuel station site on the corner of Bradley Street and Auburn Street indicating that the fuel station has ceased the operation.
The area had been cordoned off and a fence has been put around the premises.
The other site of Caltex fuel station, which is on Clinton Street, has also ceased operation and now displays a ‘For Sale’ sign.
Real estate company Stonebridge Property Group has listed the property at 72-74 Clinton Street, where Caltex fuel station used to operate, on behalf of Caltex Australia.
According to the listing online, the site is at high profile corner site in Goulburn CBD and has flexible B4 mixed use zoning.
It further states that Expression of Interest for the 4190sqm land holding have been invited for sale individually or in-one-line and it will close by 2pm on October 24.
Meanwhile, the Caltex fuel station on Goldsmith Street will continue to operate as usual.
A Caltex spokesperson has confirmed the closures of these two fuel stations in the city.
“The Caltex stores on Clinton Street and Auburn Street (corner Bradley Street) in Goulburn have been closed and will be decommissioned and sold by expressions of interest,” the spokesperson said.
“Customers in the local area can visit our store at 68 Goldsmith Street (corner Bourke Street) for all their fuel and convenience needs.”
The closure of these two Caltex fuel stations have taken place months after it was reported that the company has decided to close the doors on 50 stations across the country.
According to a news report in Sydney Morning Herald earlier this year, the company was looking at offloading at least 50 metropolitan fuel stations as it was trying to rationalise its network of over 5000 sites.
These 50 fuel stations across the country have been identified as being able to deliver a higher value through alternative use, the new report further stated.
Extracted from Goulburn Post