This will be the biggest truck stop in Australia
A DEVELOPMENT on the Warrego Highway which is slated to be the biggest truck stop in Australia, with hopes it becomes one of the leading facilities in the world, is only getting bigger.
The Queensland Times reported developers EMAAAS Pty Ltd has lodged changes to a previously approved development application with Ipswich City Council.
Plans for a massive service station, space for two cafes and five fast food outlets, a car and truck wash, truck depot and a 50-room motel were approved for the 39ha site on the highway at Haigslea by the council in the middle of the year.
About 14ha will be developed in the first stage of Highway A2, which is named after the stretch of road that runs from North Ipswich to Mount Isa.
If approved, the site will also house a barber, indoor and outdoor gym and a 40-seat cinema with enough room to park 140 B-doubles.
Its diesel refuelling area will be capable of filling up nine B-double trucks at the same time.
A particular inspiration was the 'world's largest truck stop' Iowa 80.