A new Thabeban service station with an attached cafe will be designed with ‘high aesthetic quality' by architects if a development application is approved.
The Material Change of Use (Service Station and Food and Drink Outlet) was recently submitted to Bundaberg Regional Council on behalf of applicant Australian National Homes Pty Ltd.
According to the proposal, the service station will be located on Lot 3, Kay McDuff Drive in Thabeban and architectural practice Arqus Design would be hired for the build.
The modern design features large floor-to-ceiling windows at the front of the service station, exterior weatherboard cladding and exterior rendered walls.
The application outlines the features of the service station including four passenger vehicle bowser points under a canopy, catering to up to eight cars at a time.
Space has also been allocated for up to two cars to queue behind each bowser and a separate bowser stop for trucks.
In addition, 17 other car parking spaces for the convenience and food and drink outlet uses are proposed.
Vehicle access to the service station is proposed via Kay McDuff Drive, with a 12.5 metre wide entry and exit approximately 85 metres north of the Bundaberg Ring Road intersection.
The design accommodates truck access and refuelling in addition to passenger refuelling for staff and visitors west of the site.
As part of research behind the proposed development, Pekol Traffic and Transport was commissioned by applicant ANH Developments to undertake a traffic impact assessment.
The aim was to assess the proposed development in terms of access, parking and servicing arrangements, pedestrian/cyclist facilities, traffic generation and likely traffic impact on the state-controlled road network.
According to data, approximately 3600 vehicles travel along the section of road each day.
The application highlights the proposed development is expected to generate 144 vehicle stops during peak hours each day if approved.