New truck stops open on the Hume

Ampol has unveiled its plans to redevelop additional highway sites following the grand opening of new flagship service centres on the Hume Highway in NSW.

The company says this highway redevelopment strategy is part of its five-year plan to invest in world class highway service centres along key routes across Australia.

The newly developed north- and south-bound Pheasants Nest sites on the Hume Highway include truck driver amenities, a large food court area with indoor and outdoor dining areas, and separate fuel and diesel canopies.

The Pheasants Nest sites also house first-of-its-kind AmpCharge electric vehicle charging hubs, with 12 charging bays across the two sites providing up to 300kW of power. Ampol plans to install over 300 charging bays nationally by the end of 2024.

“At every Ampol site we’re striving to make our customers’ time with us more efficient, comfortable and convenient,” said executive general manager, retail Australia, Kate Thomson.

“Our highway redevelopment strategy is part of our mission to power better journeys, where all drivers and their passengers are able to refuel and re-energise in the comfort of our modernised facilities.”

Thomson adds that the redeveloped highway sites will also set a new standard in comfort, retail convenience and wellbeing for long-haul drivers.

“We have taken a sustainable approach to our strategy through low carbon design and construction including the installation of renewable solar energy generation and storage and water sensitive urban design with the use of native plants and grey water reuse,” she said.

“The Pheasants Nest sites are strategically located for commuter and long-distance traffic on one of Australia’s significant national highways, an important stop on the busy route between Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.”

Further highway development announcements, including the twin M1 sites at Wyong, NSW, will be announced over the coming months.

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