News, Roadhouses, Tasmania

Mega roadhouse on the cards for Tassie

Space for six B-doubles will be provided when a new mega roadhouse is built at scenic Ulverstone in northern Tasmania.

The 24-hour service station and roadhouse will have the first Banjo’s Bakery drive through in the Apple Isle.

Developers behind the project have decided to sell the approved proposal to another company to expedite its construction.

Ulverstone is a beautiful town on the mouth of the River Leven, on Bass Strait. 

It is on the Bass Highway, 21km west of Devonport and 12km east of Penguin and has a population of around 12,000.

The town is a part of the municipality of the Central Coast Council which also includes Penguin, Turners Beach, Leith, Gawler and surrounds and Forth.

Plans are underway for the mega development on a vacant lot at South Road, West Ulverstone, just off the roundabout and adjacent to the Bass Highway.

It will include eight double-sided fuel bowsers, three diesel bowsers and a canopy for trucks, three electric car charging stations, a convenience store, two drive-through take-away food outlets operating from 6am to 11pm, two loading bays, six B-double truck spaces and 24 illuminated signs, including a 20m high, four metre wide pylon sign next to the highway.

There are already many roadhouses along the Bass Highway between Launceston and Smithton and this one will give truckies another option.

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