Bundaberg’s new Liberty service station, located on Airport Drive, is set to open in November with a focus on fresh food.
Liberty has revealed plans for the service station’s internal layout which include a dining area and food outlet.
General Manager Rocco Pratico said the Bundaberg Region was targeted by Liberty for investment as part of its national rollout plans.
It’s the second Liberty service station for the region, with the first located in Bundaberg North.
“We’ve been working on this for the last three or four years now.”
He said the location of the new service station was ideal, situated on the Childers Highway and close to the airport.
“It will be good for the airport too. If people want to sit around and wait for their plane they can.
“We’ll have community tables and booths.”
Rocco said Liberty was “a bit different to a normal service station” thanks to the food options provided.
“We do a lot of food,” he said.
“We do our own pie, it’s going to be introduced in the next few weeks across Australia.
“We have a chef on board doing all the recipes. It’s all fresh cooked.
“There will be fresh sandwiches daily. We’re going to try and get the freshness into it.”
He said the menu at each of their service stations was unique and customised to each location.
“Every service station we build is different,” Rocco said.
“Every state is different and we cater for every town.
“We try and put in everything the town wants.”
Rocco said the research that went in to developing the new Bundaberg airport Liberty service station was a result of decades worth of experience.
Liberty Directors David Wieland and David Goldberger each have 50 years’ experience in the industry which Rocco himself has also worked in for 30 years.
The new Bundaberg Liberty service station is expected to open in the first week of November.
Local contractors helping to deliver new Liberty service station
Work has taken off on the site of the new Liberty service station which has started taking shape on Airport Drive.
The approved development consists of a fast-food outlet in addition to the service station component which will feature eight bowsers and sixteen fuelling spaces, operating 24 hours a day.
Local contractor KDW Civil was engaged to undertake a number of aspects of the build, including the pad, stormwater drainage, roadworks and exits and entries to the new service station.
Owner Kurt Youngberry said he had been working closely with Liberty and other contractors to complete the project.
Kurt started his business as a sole operator less than 10 years ago, originally called Kurt’s Dirt Works, and built it to what it is today.
“As I was cruising along my way I was getting more and more demand to do more work,” he said.
“I changed it into a company and employed more locals and off we went.”
He said he enjoyed working on bigger projects like the Liberty service station.
It’s not the first service station project KDW Civil has been involved in, also working on the BP on Sims Road and another at Forest Glen.
Kurt said that experience had served his team well on this project and he was looking forward to taking on more like it in the future.
“There’s a bit involved.
“As a smaller company … I’d be the youngest in the civil side of things as companies go.
“I’m a lot younger … and were firing up.
“It’s good to be part of a project we can move forward with.”
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