Fuel stop, warehouse Kings Meadows development proposed via City of Launceston council

An unmanned, 24-7 petrol station and Tas Petroleum warehouse is proposed off Connector Park Drive in Kings Meadows.

The new proposal is available for public comment on the City of Launceston website.

In 2015 the council approved a two-lot subdivision on the site, at the roundabout connecting the Midland Highway and Kings Meadows, and opposite Bunnings.

The new development application supersedes the 2015 version with an expanded plan to include a Tas Petroleum fuel stop.

Alongside the fuel stop there would be six additional lots, one for a warehouse, and a new road cutting through to Connector Park Drive.

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As an unmanned fuel stop, it’s expected to cater for diesel and petrol cars and trucks, including heavy trucks moving to and from the proposed warehouse.

The new road would start at the roundabout and join a cul-de-sac off Connector Park Drive.

In the development application, submitted by JMG engineering and planning consultants on behalf of Connector Property Pty Ltd, a Tas Petroleum warehouse would use one lot as a wholesale distributor.

The warehouse would store between 18,000 and 20,000 litres of Adblue –  a diesel exhaust fluid used in trucks – and 20,000 to 25,000 litres of lubricants.

Neither are classified as hazardous goods.

As a wholesale distributor, the warehouse is expected to employ about five full-time employees, with an office and showroom attached.

An attached bushfire report also warns that under “extreme fire weather conditions” the site could come under ember attack, with protection measures such as a water supply required.

Submissions close on April 30.