BP Logan Motorway, eastbound on the Logan Motorway and Paradise Road interchange in Larapinta, is the first Highway Service Centre to be opened in Queensland in 10 years and is one of Australia’s largest service centres.
The service centre and truck stop offers the full range of BP advanced fuels and lubricants, including diesel at every pump on site.
The site includes BP’s food offers, including the award-winning Wild Bean Café where customers can enjoy a gourmet coffee in café-style seating. The site also hosts fast food partners McDonald’s and Red Rooster, with restaurant-style seating for 144 customers.
BP has directly employed 38 staff for the service centre, with additional staff being employed by its fast food partners.
With an estimated 200 heavy vehicle visits per day within the first year, the centre also provides dedicated truck rest-stop facilities, including a separate truckers’ lounge, and unisex and female-only shower facilities.
The new design also features a 5.4m truck-friendly canopy, ultra high-flow diesel under the canopy, and Adblue dispensed from the pump. The site covers 3.41ha, with parking available for 132 cars, two coaches, three caravans, 15 B-double trucks, and six semi-trailers.
BP has also invested in technology to ensure customers using the centre are not retolled when re-entering the motorway after their short stop. The camera technology, managed by GoVia, ensures centre convenience does not cost the customer.
“The opening of BP Logan Motorway is part of BP’s commitment to grow our retail business in the Australian market,” BP Vice-President of Sales and Marketing Australia Mike McGuinness said.
“BP Logan Motorway is a great addition to the network of BP service stations around Australia. I would like to welcome the new employees from the local community to the BP team, to help provide excellent BP service to all of our customers.”
BP has a network of some 1,400 retail service stations.