A brand new service station in Gisborne will give local residents more competition and choice when filling up, with the grand opening of Puma Gisborne on Saturday 25 June.
The new facility is only the second service station in the area and the first in regional Victoria to feature Puma’s 7th Street café.
Puma Energy Australia General Manager Ray Taylor said the service station was designed to offer extra conveniences for drivers and to become a central meeting point in the Gisborne community.
“Puma Gisborne is not just your typical service station. It includes a range of indoor and outdoor seating, a phone recharging station and a new café which gives locals a relaxing place to meet,” Mr Taylor said.
“Local residents can use their rewards cards to get 5c/L off for the next 5 months and local businesses will have the opportunity to get 6c/L off for the next 6 months, which I hope will show the Gisborne community how excited we are to be joining them.”
Mr Taylor said the new service station would provide 15-18 jobs for the local community and offer opportunities for employees to expand and learn new skills in petroleum, convenience retailing and food service.
“This is not only an exciting opportunity for our business, but also for the Gisborne community,” Mr Taylor said.
“The increase in competition is a good thing for consumers, and we are hoping the success we have enjoyed all over the country continues with this new service station.”
Mr Taylor said the Gisborne service station was among the first in the country to receive an exciting new service station café.
“The style, feel and what is offered in a 7th Street is different to the average fuel station snack-stop, going above and beyond what our customers today are calling for,” Mr Taylor said.
The Gisborne service station will house nine car parks, a full range of petroleum products (Unleaded, Unleaded E 10, Premium 98, and Diesel), as well as the 7th Street café.
The development is part of an expansion plan for Puma in Victoria, with a further 24 truck stops, service stations and unmanned diesel pumps planned for the state.
For further information about the new Gisborne service station go to www.pumaenergy.com.au.