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North Rocky servo flattened for major revamp

The service station site on Yaamba Rd.
The service station site on Yaamba Rd. Allan Reinikka ROK061117aservo3

YAAMBA Road's North Rockhampton Caltex service station was flattened last week.

Demolition works were finalised on Thursday with barricades erected in preparation for the redevelopment of the new Caltex Starmart.

 

The service station site on Yaamba Rd.
The service station site on Yaamba Rd. Allan Reinikka ROK061117aservo2

Caltex Corporate Affairs Executive, Julia Quinn, told the Morning Bulletin last month that the new site will include "a fairly extensive and large dining facility and kitchen with the hot food that everyone expects to see", as well as a new menu and rest rooms, showers, and laundry facilities to accommodate travelling truck drivers.

Ms Quinn said the redevelopment "has already commenced with the demolition of the existing canopy buildings on the site in the last few weeks" and will not affect any neighbouring businesses.

 

The service station site on Yaamba Rd.
The service station site on Yaamba Rd. Allan Reinikka ROK061117aservo1

"We have the usual planning and approvals in place, meeting with the Council are a part of this process," she said.

 

CLOSED: Yaamba Road Caltex Truckstop.
CLOSED: Yaamba Road Caltex Truckstop. Frazer Pearce

"We expect it to be completed by April 2018 bearing in mind the usual delays as a result of weather for instance.

"Some civil work commenced [this Monday] with ground work next week. We expect building will commence in the next few weeks."