WORK has begun on one of WA’s biggest service station complexes – a $20 million twin roadhouse development straddling Forrest Highway south west of Pinjarra.
Member for Murray Wellington Murray Cowper MLA said his concerns about the lack of facilities on Forrest Highway between Safety Bay Road and Myalup prompted meetings with a Perth developer.
Developer Tony Heyns acquired the sites about ten years ago and had been waiting for daily traffic flows on the stretch of Forrest Highway to increase enough to make the sites commercially viable to the incoming tenants.
Mr Heyns is now confident that this point has been reached.
“These state-of the art twin facilities are conveniently situated on both sides of the freeway midpoint between Perth and Bunbury and just 5 kilometres south of Greenlands Road in West Pinjarra,” Mr Cowper said.
“I understand that the new twin roadhouses will have a national fuel retailer as the key tenant, with major food and beverage franchises and that the facility is expected to be ready for operation before the end of 2014.
“Both of the centres will cater for all vehicles including road trains and there will be attractive family rest areas and other amenities for travellers.”
More than 100,000 tonnes of yellow sand and limestone base have been trucked to the sites over the past few weeks to create a new building base of up to 1.4 metres for each of the six hectare sites.
CAP: Member for Murray Wellington Murray Cowper MLA visited the twin sites this week and was pictured with Mandurah-based earthmoving contractors Brian Waters of BM and RV Waters.