BP $35m investment in Perth

BP will invest $35 million in dual state-of-the-art freeway service stations on the Kwinana Freeway at Baldivis in Perth. These plans follow formal approval of the rezoning by the State Government. In addition to a full range of BP advanced fuels and lubricants, commercial customers will be able to make use of dedicated truck/commercial vehicle fuelling lanes with high speed pumps.

The new 24-hour facilities will provide an unmatched level of service and welcome customers with an attractive design that includes wide and convenient refuelling positions and a bright, clean atmosphere. These sites will offer a BP Connect convenience store offering drinks, snack foods, tourist maps, emergency spares, confectionery, magazines and customer toilets.

The dual service stations will be built on twin-sided 10 hectare greenfield sites on either side of the Kwinana Freeway, between Mundijong and Safety Bay Roads and the complex will serve an ever increasing number of tourists and commuters travelling between Perth and the south west of the state.

Providing all permits are in place and tenders are awarded, construction is due to commence in early 2012 and take around 12 months to complete.

This project involves an investment of some $35 million and will sustain 150 jobs across a range of disciplines during construction. Around 200 new jobs will be created when the sites become operational in 2013.

“This development is a major innovation for Western Australia and another first for BP and the state,” said Dean Salter, BP Australia’s Vice President Wholesale, Reseller and Retail. “Freeway service centres are a proven format in other states and these sites at Baldivis will give motorists on the Kwinana Freeway an opportunity to break their journey, rest and refuel in safe, attractive and well-lit surroundings.”

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