The first 24-hour service station on the Olympic Highway, between Albury and Wagga, could soon open in Henty, next door to two other fuel outlets.
North Manila Petroleum have submitted an application to develop a 24-hour petrol station with convenience store on the vacant lot at the corner of Railway Parade (Olympic Highway) and Sladen Street East.
The proposal outlines plans for two canopied refuelling areas with eight light-vehicle bays and two heavy-vehicle bays.
If approved the service station will be the town's first store to operate 24-hours, seven days a week.
The application also states it will be the first petrol station in the area to cater for 26 metre B-Double trucks.
The 185 square-metre convenience store will offer packaged hot food, a six-door coolroom, a two-door freezer and unisex amenities.
The corner site sits next to the town's first petrol station Dale's Hy-way store, which closed in 2020 but offers a stand-alone self-serve fuel terminal 24-hours, and will be two doors down from the Fast-N-Ezy Shell service station.
Traffic will only be able to enter the service station from the residential Sladen Street East, and exit onto Railway Parade (Olympic Highway).
The Olympic Highway's first 24-hour service station could soon open in Henty, next door to two other fuel outlets.
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In their application, the company says there will be "no negative affect to the surrounding areas in relation to noise".
Although the operation will cater for "a significant amount of vehicle traffic", including two weekly deliveries of petrol, the noise will be consistent with passing traffic on adjacent roads, the application said.
A 1.8 metres capped timber fence will be built on the sites western and southern boundaries to suppress and block sound.
"It is considered that the proposed location of the service station and retail refuelling canopies will have a positive impact on potential noise generated by the development, with the structures providing an effective buffer between activities on the site and nearby residential receptors," it said.
Submissions can be made to Greater Hume Council by 5pm on Wednesday.
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