Another servo in the works

1185 Kooweerup Road, Pakenham, is the site of the proposed service station. 292250_07

By Shelby Brooks

Pakenham could be home to a new Ampol and two fast food restaurants on Kooweerup Road, if amended plans are approved.

Originally given the green light in 2019, the service station and convenience restaurants will be built at the corner of Peet Street and Kooweerup Road, 150 metres north of the Princes Highway entrance ramp to Warragul.

Access to the site, which is currently vacant, is via the service road.

Amendments to the plan were lodged with the Cardinia Shire Council last month to switch the petrol station from Shell with a Fast & Ezy and a café eroma, to Ampol with a Foodary.

If the latest plans are approved, two fast food restaurants would be housed in one building, with one offering a drive-through service.

Developers also want to reconfigure the site from three to two lots, remove the truck canopy and refuelling area, reduce the car parking spaces from 45 to 26 and reduce the bike parking spaces from eight to six.

The works were originally going to cost $3.580m but with the amendments, the build is now estimated at $2.4m.

7-Eleven and McDonalds already exist on the same stretch of road, with a BP south of the freeway on Kooweerup Road, and Liberty on Racecourse Road in Pakenham.