New petroleum supersite to bolster Toowoomba development
The Toowoomba region is leading IOR Petroleum’s Queensland site expansion with a new, 24/7 diesel stop opening in June.
The Charlton site marks a key location for freight and logistics connectivity on the Warrego Highway alongside major developments, including Wellcamp Airport, the Toowoomba Enterprise Hub and the proposed Inland Rail route.
The new IOR Petroleum site features IOR’s latest “tap and go” TAG technology, with 11 fast-flow nozzles for fast refueling.
There is also a load-out facility to support bulk deliveries to farms, businesses and civil construction projects.
IOR Petroleum’s Charlton site will be opened with a country morning tea and barbecue to coincide with Toowoomba FarmFest on Thursday, 8 June, officiated by Mayor Paul Antonio.
The opening precedes IOR Petroleum’s unmanned Dalby site, due later this year, which will further contribute to the pickup in economic activity in the Downs region.
Further, IOR sites opening soon include Warwick, Gracemere and Barcaldine.
IOR Petroleum Managing Director Stewart Morland said the diesel stop was integral to connecting the extensive IOR network to Brisbane, the Western Downs and beyond.
“Located on the gateway to the Toowoomba Enterprise Hub, the Charlton site will complement one of the most significant transport, logistics and business regions of growth in Australia,” Mr Morland said.
“Given the 24/7 nature of businesses in the area, this site will provide 24-hour services around the clock.”
TSBE Executive Chairman Shane Charles said the new Charlton site was perfectly positioned to service the industrial needs of the Toowoomba Enterprise Hub well into the future.
“There’s going to be significant industrial and commercial users at the Enterprise Hub as it develops, and last week’s sod-turning at InterlinkSQ is a signal of works commencing,” Mr Charles said.
“There’s no secret that TSBE sees Toowoomba as the inland port of Australia, being the home to many national transport operators because of the heavy industrial use in the area.
“The Toowoomba Enterprise Hub is a key piece of infrastructure that will complement the expected growth in the Toowoomba region, and is one of the largest pieces of industrial land in South-East Queensland.”
IOR is an Australian-owned business that has been supporting regional and outback Australia since 1984 through community sponsorship, innovation technology and friendly, reliable “bush” service.
All members of the local and regional communities are invited to come and enjoy an “old time” country morning tea and barbecue. The launch event will be a great opportunity for locals to meet with other businesses and industries from Toowoomba and the surrounding areas.
Everyone is welcome to attend the launch event, which will have food, prizes and giveaways, set among a fun atmosphere of hay bales, balloons and music.