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First Development Secured for Moree Gateway

Moree Plains Shire Council has secured its first development for the Moree Gateway after signing a contract with Puma Energy for a prime site at the corner of the Newell Highway and Blueberry Road.

Puma Energy, Australia’s largest independent fuel operator, will build a service station and truck stop on the three hectare site to cater for motor vehicles, transport trucks, recreational vehicles and caravans.

Council’s Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries said the deal would pave the way for other commercial interests at the Moree Gateway and the Shire.

“This decision is a great endorsement of Council’s vision to proceed with the Moree Gateway and we anticipate more investor announcements in the near future,” said the Mayor.

“Puma Energy has the expertise and technical and resource strength to deliver the development and provide outstanding amenities for motorists, truck drivers, tourists and visitors alike,” said the Mayor.

The signing highlights Moree Plains Shire as an integral regional centre and growing regional transport hub, given its strategic location and importance in Australia’s agricultural sector.

The opening of the new development is slated to be co-ordinated with completion of the Moree Bypass in early 2016.

The Moree Gateway development is designed to stimulate economic growth, create new jobs and ensure the future prosperity of the Moree Plains Shire.