Getting ready to serve

Murray MLA Murray Cowper visits the site with Mandurah-based earthmoving contractor Brian Waters, of BM and RV Waters.
Murray MLA Murray Cowper visits the site with Mandurah-based earthmoving contractor Brian Waters, of BM and RV Waters.

Murray MLA Murray Cowper believes the new roadhouses will have a national fuel retailer as the key tenant, with major food and beverage franchises.

‘My concern about the lack of facilities on Forrest Highway between Safety Bay Road and Myalup prompted meetings with Perth developer Tony Heyns, who acquired the sites about 10 years ago,” Mr Cowper said.

‘Mr Heyns had been waiting for daily traffic flows on this stretch of the Forrest Highway to increase enough to make the sites commercially viable to incoming tenants and is confident this point has been reached.’

The state-of the art twin facilities are just five kilometres south of Greenlands Road in West Pinjarra and are expected to be ready for operation before the end of the year.

Mr Cowper said both centres would cater for all vehicles including road trains, with attractive family rest areas and other amenities.

‘Modern, well equipped ablution blocks will no doubt result in a big reduction in roadside pollution along the highway,’ he said.

More than 100,000 tonnes of yellow sand and limestone base have been trucked to the sites over the past few weeks to create a new building base of up to 1.4 metres for each of the 6ha sites.