IT’S a well-known servo on the New England Highway that’s been welcoming motorists for decades.

But times are changing at Steele Rudd’s Corner Service Station, with new owners United Petroleum applying to Toowoomba Regional Council to demolish and redevelop the site.

According to documents lodged with the council, the proposed redevelopment includes the demolition of the existing service station, house, and associated outbuildings “to deliver a modern consolidated service station development”.

The redevelopment will include three fuel bowsers at the front for cars, and two at the back for trucks.

Proposed hours of operation are 24 hours a day, seven days a week, “which is required due to the development’s prominent position on the New England Highway, as well as being the only service station that services the Nobby catchment”.

Plans for the new United Petroleum service station that will replace Steele Rudd's Corner Service Station.
Plans for the new United Petroleum service station that will replace Steele Rudd’s Corner Service Station.

“The proposed layout has been designed to deliver a highly functional, visually attractive development that is recognisable for users, and delivers a modern service station offering (i.e. alternative fuel types, high flow diesel),” documents said.

The proposal is impact assessable, which means the public will be able to make submissions on the development application.

Steele Rudd’s Corner service station was sold to United Petroleum on April 17 this year for $937,000.

Extracted from The Chronicle