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2 December, 2020

New multi-million dollar servo opens

MOTORISTS will now be able to experience the new and improved Mobil service station after it was officially opened on Thursday, November 26.

By Rhys Thomas

Mareeba Shire Mayor Angela Toppin and Developer Dean Pradal officially opened the new Mobil service station last Thursday, November 26

MOTORISTS will now be able to experience the new and improved Mobil service station after it was officially opened on Thursday, November 26. 

The old Mobil service station was demolished along with an adjacent house to make room for the new station that features ultra-high flow diesel and a 24hr café along with other improvements. 

The four million dollar project took just over 22 weeks to complete after being approved several years ago with the construction starting in May and finishing at the end of November. 

The opening was attended by Mareeba Shire Council (MSC) Mayor Angela Toppin and Developer Dean Pradal who both commented on the sites upgraded facilities. 

“We initially viewed this as a high quality development and it is that, so I congratulate all parties involved,” Cr Toppin said. 

“They are employing local and they are developing partnerships with local businesses and that synergy is important in terms of the shire going forward. 

“We’re very pleased with the development and the benefits it brings to the shire both trade wise and employment wise.” 

“We bought the site back in 2010 from the previous owners who held the site for about 35 years,” Mr Pradal said. 

“From there we expanded and we had this plan for a new development for about three years. 

“We finished the project in 22 weeks and we handed it over.” 

Rob Mahoney Retail General Manager for Trinity Petroleum and Freedom Fuels is excited to have been able to keep staff on and employ new local staff to man the upgraded service station. 

“In terms of local employment we have been able to reemploy a lot of the staff that worked here formerly,” he said. 

“We have used contractors that are local and we use suppliers that are local. 

“One example is that we have chosen to use a local bakery to supply the bread for the station, because they are good, because we can and it is good for the community.” 

Better quality fuel and upgraded pump stations are also now available at the Mobil station as a part of their new upgrades.


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