A TAMWORTH-owned fuel company is hoping to shake-up the servo-scene lodging a development application for a prominent CBD location.
Transwest Fuels has staked a claim for the old Wray’s Organic building on Marius Street with plans submitted with council for a 24-hour petrol station.
It has been a rapid rise for the company, run by brothers Sam and Ben Clifton, who started the enterprise in 2016 with just one employee.
In less than three years they’ve added sites in Manilla, Nemingha, Kootingal and Walcha as well as a further 50 workers
The latest $650,000 development will bring up to six full time jobs and and further 15 casual jobs.
Co-director, Ben Clifton, hoped it would bring some competition to the CBD market and build on the faith shown in its rural enterprises.
“There’s population growing in areas like Moore Creek, North Tamworth, East as well as general transit and tourism,” he said.
“It’s serviced by two servos which command a fairly decent standing in the market and they don’t have to do anything special to get it.”
Mr Clifton hoped the development would be approved by the end of the year to get the site up and running by March 2019.
The Marius Steet site Transwest hopes to move into is also for sale and Mr Clifton made a point of thanking owners Warren and Lorraine Woodley for “electing to move with a locally owned business.”
“We’ve worked with them to bring it to fruition and it’s a project they believe in.”