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Construction of the new BP service station in Maclean has stalled, due to engineering challenges and Covid 19. Image: Geoff Helisma

Engineering challenges delay BP Maclean construction

Geoff Helisma

The BP service station at River Street, Maclean, was closed in November last year and subsequently demolished; however, construction of the new station has stalled.

The Independent sought answers regarding when people could expect construction to recommence.

Clarence Valley Council was unable to comment and advised contacting the builder, FKG Group.

FKG Group handed the inquiry on to an ‘external communications advisor’, who responded with the following statement on behalf of BP: “The construction at the BP in Maclean has taken longer than expected, due to unforeseen engineering challenges encountered at the site and delays caused by broader COVID-19 impacts.

“When completed, the BP site will be open 24-hours a day and will include BP’s signature Wild Bean Café and range of products and services, specifically selected to provide convenience for our customers.

“We look forward to providing a great site to service the local community.”