Jobs for locals are being provided by South West Fuel with five new staff joining their existing team who will work at the Yass Road petrol station to be opened later this month.
South West Fuels’ general manager Rod Faulks said, “We’ve kept our staff employed the whole time during this project.”
Cootamundra born and bred Tiffany Chamberlain has just started her new job at South West Fuels.
“I’m really excited to a part of this new service station,” she said. “It will be really good for the town.”
Jim Graham, South West Fuels board chairman said they are working towards introducing a fast food facility on the site to further enable youth employment.
“Cootamundra is one of the few towns in this area that doesn’t have that facility,” he said.
Contractors, shareholders, and suppliers were invited to a walk-through of the nearly completed site last Friday.
Responsible for installing security systems, IT’s Secure installer Glen Shean said, “We’ve had seamless installation and processes for this project. South West Fuel has been great to deal with.”
Fuchs Lubricants representative Adam Roberts said, “We’re really proud to be associated with South West Fuel and their growth in the local community here in Cootamundra.”
The building process started on July 2 and has provided work for local contractors:
Roberts Bobcat Hire
Brendan O’Callaghan Electrical
Les Carr Tiling
Ryan Hobbs Carpentry
and Milbrae Quarries.
The building team Structon finished the project ahead of time and the finishing touches are now being installed.
The new petrol station is due to open later this month and will continue to provide local employment for years to come.
“South West Fuels is part of this community and want to give back so that our region can grow.” said Rod Faulks.