Moree Plains Shire Council has completed the sale of land at the Moree Gateway to Puma Energy. The land will be developed into a combined service station and truck stop at the Moree Gateway, providing a modern purpose-built large scale facility to serve the needs of the interstate trucking community.

The sale was finalised late last week after all conditions of sale (including approval of Puma Energy’s development approval) were fulfilled.

Puma at the Moree Gateway_Concept ImageMayor, Councillor Katrina Humphries said, “I am absolutely over the moon to be making this announcement. I welcome Puma Energy as a landholder at the Moree Gateway and look forward to seeing construction start on the site shortly.

Mayor Humphries added, “This Council is serious about attracting new business to our Shire and stimulating our economy – the decision to develop the Moree Gateway site goes a long way in showcasing Council’s commitment. This project shows we are fair dinkum about the long-term sustainability of our Shire and I have no doubt that the leadership shown in undertaking this project contributed to our Council being deemed “Fit” the NSW Government’s local government reform process.”

Council’s General Manager, Mr Lester Rodgers was equally delighted. “Completion of this sale is a major milestone for this project. This investment is a great endorsement of Council’s vision to proceed with the Moree Gateway.

“Council is very pleased with the price achieved for this sale and we look forward to securing further sales at this level,”said Mr Rodgers.

The Moree Gateway is an initiative of Council designed to stimulate economic growth, create new jobs and ensure the future prosperity of the Moree Plains Shire. It supports the Council’s vision for the Shire in strategically positioning itself as a regional transport centre.