Service station returns to Jindera after 15 years

OPEN: The Shell service station at Jindera has received a warm welcome from the community in its first week, says employee Meenakshi Sharma. Picture: MARK JESSER

OPEN: The Shell service station at Jindera has received a warm welcome from the community in its first week, says employee Meenakshi Sharma. Picture: MARK JESSER

For the first time in 15 years, Jindera residents no longer have to travel to Albury or Walla for petrol.

The Shell Station opened last week with celebratory prices of 92 cents a litre for unleaded fuel, attracting drivers from Wodonga.

Employee Meenakshi Sharma said staff served 2000 people on the first day of business alone.

“People have been waiting a long time to have a servo in this area,” she said.

“They didn’t expect it to be as big and to have almost everything in the store … especially the kids.”

Annie Edwards, a Jindera resident of eight years, is one of five people who have so far been hired.

“All the locals are saying the block never looked this big, but now we’ve got six bowsers,” she said.

“Jindera is definitely growing as a community.”

Burrumbuttock beekeeper Michael Leahy welcomed the station’s opening.

“I filled up generally at APCO in Albury … this is a bonus – it’s convenient.”

Opening hours are 6pm to 10pm seven days a week.

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