Manilla's Caltex owners are planning a total overhaul.
In an exciting move for the owners, the Development Application for the $350,000 job has been submitted to Tamworth Regional Council and is currently being assessed.
Not only improving the physical appearance of the building, it is also planning to provide an improved service to the Manilla community.
With numerous owners over the years, the current holders, Bali and Kumar Enterprises Pty Ltd, are looking forward to putting their stamp on the servo.
Manish Bali, one of the owners, said if they got approved, their excitement would be through the roof.
"Manilla locals have supported us very well, and we've had a lot of feedback saying this is what they want, so we are happy to fill that demand," Mr Bali said.
Once we have a bigger shop, we will also have more jobs available for locals - that's my first preference.Manish Bali
"Once we have a bigger shop, we will also have more jobs available for locals - that's my first preference."
They've been in the Caltex shop since 2016, however it's been under their name since 2018.
The project plans to get rid of two underground fuel tanks and replace it with a new underground tank.
There will also be a partial demolition of the existing service station building, with changes and modifications to both the inside and outside of what remains.
Two new bowsers under the proposed canopy will consist of an eight hose unleaded bowser and diesel a two hose hi/low flow diesel bowser. There will be another stand-alone two hose bowser under an awning.
New concrete is set to be poured throughout, and the access points will be widened. A snazzy new sign and canopy are also in the works.
The Environmental Impacts Statement noted a neighboring heritage listed site, the Manilla Girl Guides building, explaining the construction would not impact the building but would significantly improve the area.
"The development works are of modern
design, and shall improve the visual appearance of the site and will distinguish between
the new and old," the report reads.
"In this regard, the will be minimal impact on the nearby heritage item
and considering the vast improvements on the site, the development shall fit well within
the context of the locality."