It’s widely known as the source of the Mountains’ cheapest petrol.

But the Metro service station at Faulconbridge is tired and rundown and having only two bowsers means traffic is often backed up along the highway waiting in a queue.

Plans for a $600,000 total makeover are now before council. They include six bowsers which should alleviate pressures on the entry driveway.

Artist's impression of the new Metro service station

 Artist’s impression of the new Metro service station

The total revamp would see the removal of the existing buildings – the shop and a caretakers cottage – and construction of new buildings including a service counter, convenience store, awning, pumps and signage.

There will be parking for 18 cars at the eastern end and the convenience store, at 288 square metres more than four times the size of the existing shop, at the western end of the site.

The petrol bowsers would be in the middle.

A service station has been operating on the site since at least the 1950s, according to the statement of environmental effects filed with the DA.

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