Albion Park's highway to petrol stations?

Albion Park Rail resident Noel Paine does not see the point in building another petrol station along the Princess Highway. Picture: ELIZA WINKLER

Albion Park Rail resident Noel Paine does not see the point in building another petrol station along the Princess Highway. Picture: ELIZA WINKLER

This week one of the oldest houses remaining along the Princes Highway at Albion Park Rail will be knocked down to make way for a new 7-Eleven Station.

The house is one of the oldest remaining houses in Albion Park Rail and was built between 1921 and 1950.

Excavation was expected to begin on properties 138 and 142 Princes Highway this week.

Residents, Noel and Betty Paine said they will be sad to see the house go and were concerned there were too many petrol stations in one area.

“We built our house in 1951 and it has been here since then,” Mr Paine said.

 “But we are more sad about having yet another petrol station in the area.

“It makes no sense to build another station, when within three kilometres we already have six service stations. Five just in this one area,” Mr Paine said.

“I also can’t understand why a petrol station development has been proposed for this area, when the planned Albion Park Rail Bypass will detour traffic away from here.

“Why the other stations haven’t protested is strange because from an economic point of view I can’t see the sense in it.”

The 7-Eleven company did not wish to comment on the matter.   

Historical records of the block located at 138 Princes Highway, shows it was part of the original Oak Flats Estate Sale of 1921. The land was originally owned by George Warburton Fuller, who was the son of G. L Fuller - owner of Dunmore House and the Dunmore Estate.

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