PUMA MOREE FULL STEAM AHEAD
Puma Energy will turn the sod on its new travel centre in Moree before Christmas, bringing with it more local jobs, long-term economic benefits and fuel competition for the local community and travelers.
The Moree Travel Centre is a part of Puma Energy’s continued growth into New South Wales, and will transform a three-hectare site into a bustling travel centre, giving travellers and truck drivers new and convenient access to first-class refuelling and rest facilities.
Puma Energy Australia General Manager Ray Taylor said the travel centre would provide valuable services to the local community and to motorists passing through on the Moree Gateway.
“We have been working with the local Moree Plains Shire Council to deliver this exciting project and we are pleased to begin construction on the new Puma Moree Travel Centre in November,” Mr Taylor said.
“At Puma we are focused on supporting the local communities we build in, which is why we will be using local contractors, builders and suppliers throughout the construction process.
“We are committed to providing quality service and convenience to Australians, and the Puma Moree Travel Centre allows us to continue to serve our customers in high traffic areas where demand is great.”
Mr Taylor said Puma Energy would continue its involvement with the local community following the completion of the site, including through offering discounted fuel.
“We will host a community event following completion of the site with discounts, kids’ activities and giveaways to celebrate the official opening of the travel centre,” Mr Taylor said.
Mr Taylor said the new travel centre was a key part of Puma Energy’s strategy to expand its national network in 2016 and bring new services and benefits to its customers.
“In 2014 we launched our national fuel card, Pumacard, which is the most widely accepted retail- branded fuel card in Australia,” he said.
“The new Puma Moree travel centre will help to establish our presence on a national level, and give our Pumacard customers more access to competitive discounts and network benefits.”
The new Moree travel centre will also feature Puma’s new 7th Street Café.
Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries said although there has been a delay in the commencement of the Moree Puma development, the Moree community would benefit in the long run as being one of the first regional centres to secure Puma’s new format travel centre.
“Puma has taken the time to ensure that the Moree development provides a high quality outcome for visitors and residents alike,” Cr Humphries said.
“The Puma development at the Moree Gateway will provide a truly contemporary regional travel centre that will generate new economic activity for the Moree Shire and greater region.”