United Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi is ‘ideal’ development opportunity

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The new United Petroleum Heavy Vehicle and Truck Stop was officially opened yesterday by Mayor Graeme Scheu in Goondiwindi.

The $12,100,000.00 service station is already one of the largest ever investments by private business in the Goondiwindi region - and further plans for expansion were announced by the Hatia Property Corporation yesterday.

Founder of the Hatia Property Corporation, Faisal Hatia, said the turnover of the Cunningham Highway service station was already exceeding the development group’s expectations.

‘We heard about the opportunity in Goondiwindi through word of mouth in Brisbane,’ Mr Hatia said. ‘It is an ideal location logistically and has great potential for further development.’

Cr Scheu unveiled a plaque officially opening the United Goondiwindi Roadhouse in a ceremony yesterday morning.

He said the family-owned Hatia Property Corporation had set a very high standard for future development in the region in terms of commercial scope and professionalism.

‘This is a significant investment in the region and really goes to show the importance of our strategic location,’ Cr Scheu said. ‘Our unique position on five major highways gives us an ideal opportunity to take advantage of the sheer volume of road traffic coming into our region.’

‘The Hatia group have been excellent to work with and have predominantly used local services and trades in construction,’ Cr Scheu said.

‘The station has created 10 full time employee positions as well as roles for contractors and maintenance personnel.’

Plans for further development of the site may include a truck wash and a highway motel, Mr Hatia announced yesterday.

He said future developments also included potential logistic operations due to the town’s advantageous location. It is understood that the development group are now looking at other development opportunities in the Goondiwindi region.

Located on the corner of the Cunningham Highway and Cemetery Road in Goondiwindi, construction of the service station began in 2018 and was completed in early May 2019. The station covers more than 24,000 m2 of hardstand and includes a fuel retail building, separate car and truck refuelling forecourts, bus parking and road train parking.

Published: June 13th 2019