A Toowoomba developer’s plan to build a major mixed-use shopping precinct to service a growing suburb has made it to the next stage.

Hodge Holdings’ Edward Hodge has lodged plans with the Toowoomba Regional Council for two new shops at the existing Ampol service station on the intersection of Alderley and Greenwattle Streets in Glenvale.

The $8m service station, which sees 16,000 vehicle movements every day, was built last year as the first stage.

The next step to include two food and drink outlets, most likely featuring at least one fast food franchise.

The original plans included a drive-through lane, but that has been scrapped in favour of two standard eateries.

Mr Hodge said once the stores were built, the company would lodge plans for a much-larger shopping precinct next door to service Glenvale’s growing population.

“This is what you’d call Stage 1B of Brookvale Village — we’ll go and do the broader project later in the year,” he said.

“Discussions with prospective tenants have been really good, we needed the Ampol to trade before we could move ahead.

“Ampol sales have been going really well, there’s been a strong take-up, particularly from the industrial and commercial users in Harristown and the retail stores.

“Our intention is once this current application is through council, we’ll start construction immediately.”

Extracted in full from: Toowoomba developer Edward Hodge’s shopping precinct at Glenvale moves to next stage with shops at Ampol service station | The Chronicle