New service station fuelling up for region’s growth

18035 - 15 Queen St

A new service station has been approved for Walloon, adding to the rapidly growing list of conveniences right on Waterlea’s doorstep.

To be located in the heart of town adjacent to the Walloon Shopping Village on Queen Street, construction of the Mobil-branded station is anticipated to get under way in the first half of this year, following Ipswich City Council approval in January.

It’s another win for families locally and for Integrated Property Projects Director Grant Forde, the service station builds on a family connection to Walloon.

“As the developer of the site, we bought here because we can see the growth in population,’’ Mr Forde said.

“My grandfather Eddie Kooymans owned the Walloon Hotel in the 1970s, so I grew up knowing the area and being fully aware of its potential.

“Waterlea has been a significant boost to Walloon and that piqued our excitement about what the future holds for the region.’’

The service station is planned to occupy a 1930 square metre site at 15 Queen Street, incorporating four bowsers, a small convenience shop and ample car bays.

It will complement Waterlea residents’ easy access to a full range of services from a medical suite, a bakery, groceries and hotel just minutes away.

In addition, work is progressing well on Waterlea’s exciting new Village Park and playground on Parkland Drive, and the new Walloon Markets are getting bigger and better each month from their home at Rohl Road next to the Waterlea Sales Centre.