The block at the corner of Toomey and Margaret streets in Yarraman where SJS Fuels wants to build a service station (Graphic: TRC)

March 19, 2021

Yarraman could get a new service station if Toowoomba Regional Council approves plans submitted to it this week.

SJS Fuels Pty Ltd has lodged a proposal to build a seven-day servo on a vacant block at the corner of Toomey and Margaret streets.

The block has been vacant for many years and is currently used by the Yarraman Progress Association to host their weekly Yarraman Markets.

According to the planning report, the new service station would be a boost to Yarraman’s CBD.

The site would be accessible from both the D’Aguilar and New England highways and offer five fuel pumps.

It would have 12 parking bays – including a disabled parking bay – plus a loading bay.

The service station’s shop would have a floor area of 308sq m and would sell a number of convenience products along with coffee and hot and cold foods.

If approved, SJS Fuels plans to operate the service station from 5:00am to 8:00pm daily, providing some new employment opportunities.

The application included a variety of extra reports into which examine traffic impacts, noise, lighting, air quality, landscaping and engineering issues.

Toowoomba Regional Council is assessing the proposal but has indicated it supports the idea in principle.

An aerial overview of the new service station’s layout, which will feature five fuel bowers and a small shop (Graphic: TRC)

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