Liberty Oils' Youngman St service station will be bigger than what was first expected.
Liberty Oils' Youngman St service station will be bigger than what was first expected. Michael Nolan

New fuel station is set to be even bigger

LIBERTY Oil, the company behind the new fuel station under construction on Youngman St, Kingaroy, has decided it wants to make the site bigger.

Following negotiations with the South Burnett Regional Council, the company submitted an update to its planning application.

The updated plans include a doubling of the number of petrol bowsers from seven to fourteen. with an extra heavy-vehicle fuel bowser.

To protect extra bowsers from the sun Liberty will also have to expand its canopy from 388sqm to 582sqm. The fuel station shop and dining area will also be bigger, measuring 307sqm instead of the the original 125sqm.

Liberty Oil has also asked for additional trading hours with the store being manned by staff from 5am-10pm instead of the original 6am-7pm.

Other extended features include an extra three car parks to bring the total to 13 and burying the two diesel tanks underground.

Prior to the council voting, general manager of corporate services, Peter O'May, said the state regulators and main roads were okay with the new features.

"The layout does not change the amount of fuel on the site, it's basically just changed in layout to make accessibility easier, that will help with traffic flow.”

The council voted 6-0 to approve the changes.

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