Peregrine Corporation has submitted its plans for a $2.2 million redevelopment of the BP station at Pinnaroo to the Southern Mallee District Council.
The redevelopment will include a new diesel fuel canopy with high-flow diesel to accommodate the needs of heavy vehicles.
It will also include a new lounge area for truck drivers, allowing a comfortable rest area.
OTR spokesperson business development manager Philip Moir said the redeveloped store will have a carefully curated range of supermarket essentials, along with an extensive range of foods from its EAT brand, which he says is good wholesome food for those on the move.
“At this stage we have not decided if there will be another food offer at the store, how- ever we are engaging with the community to ensure the redevelopment meets their needs,” he said.
“We anticipate a build time of approxi- mately six months from approval, and the redevelopment will create 40 jobs during the construction process and an additional 15 ongoing retail and food jobs that will be filled from the local community.”
OTR started with one store in 1984 and has now grown to more than 135 metropoli- tan and regional stores across South Austral- ia, employing more than 2800 people.
Peregrine Corporation, owner of OTR convenience stores, won the 2016 Australian Retail Awards Retail Employer of the Year.
Since July 1, 2015 approximately 400 jobs have been created at OTR stores across South Australia and in 2017 more than 300 will be created.
(Picture: supplied by Peregrine Corporation, article by Deirdre Graham)