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Service station excitement builds

THE new Evans Petroleum Westside service station in Leongatha should be open for business by mid December.

The project was setback due to wet weather throughout winter.

“It’s been a bit of a hit or miss with the weather,” Evans Petroleum managing director Stuart Evans said.

“We closed the site down at the end of February, and then there was a bit of time lag between the demolishing so it’s taken a little bit longer than anticipated, mainly due to weather though.”

Mr Evans was hoping the project would have been finished by Melbourne Cup weekend and is now anticipating it will be finished before Christmas.

Leongatha building company Considine and Johnston, along with local sub contractors, have been undertaking the works.

“It’s important to hire local contractors to keep the money in the town, keep the locals employed and also because at times they are customers of ours and it’s reciprocal trade,” Mr Evans said.

Considine and Johnson’s project manager Gary Bullen said he appreciates Mr Evans giving locals a go at a project like this in town.

The new site is specifically designed to suit trucks. The shop will be a lot larger and there will be a greater product range inside.

Four 50,000 litre tanks have been installed, giving the service station a greater fuel storage capacity than previously offered.

“We needed to do it for a while. The original site was well past its used by date and it was looking pretty shabby,” Mr Evans said.

Getting there: Considine and Johnson’s project manager Gary Bullen and Evans Petroleum managing director Stuart Evans are excited about the opening of Evans Petroleum’s new Westside service station in Leongatha in mid December.

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