An application to build a service station featuring a convenience shop and café on Kay McDuff Drive has been approved.
The development application for a Material Change of Use was approved with conditions by Bundaberg Regional Council.
The application incorporated four standard fuel bowsers catering to eight vehicles at any one time in addition to one truck bowser which would cater to two trucks at any one time.
The proposed Kay McDuff Drive service station with convenience shop will cover a 150 m sq area, in addition to a food and drink outlet, or café, that will be connected to the service station and cover a floor area of 130 m sq.
“The proposed food and drink outlet component has a GFA less than 200 m sq and is to be used as a café having a close interface within the service station convenience shop,” the application.
“This application does not propose a drive-through service.”
The service station will be accessible by Kay McDuff Drive, just off the Ring Road, and is set to feature 17 car parks, five bicycle parks and two waiting bays for each refuelling bay.
According to Department of Transport and Main Roads data within the development application, approximately 3600 vehicles travel this stretch of road each day.
“The proposed development is expected to generate 144 vehicle trips (including 54 new trips) during the peak hours,” the application said.
The applicant said the proposed service station, convenience and food and beverage offering would be compatible with the needs of nearby industrial activity.
“The proposed development will provide ideally located support in the form of refuelling for industry vehicles and other passenger vehicles associated with the emerging activities to the west of the site (staff of the industry activities and staff/visitors of the future hospital),” the application said.
“As the subject site is a relatively narrow industrial land parcel, it is ideal for the support services proposed given that the uses will not stifle large-scale industrial land.”
Earlier report: Kay McDuff Drive service station application lodged