Macca’s to open combined restaurant and service station in Phillip

Ian Bushnell 20 December 2021 168
Render of service station

An artist’s impression of the proposed service station, restaurant and drive-through, from an exit perspective. Images: Richmond and Ross.

McDonald’s has released plans for a new mixed restaurant, drive-through takeaway and petrol station on the old Magnet Mart hardware store site on Hindmarsh Drive in Phillip.

The 2,581 square metre site (Block 7 Section 25), within the Phillip Services Trade Precinct on the southern side of Hindmarsh Drive, is currently occupied by pop-up fast food outlet Grease Monkey.

It is opposite the Woden Town Centre, where a high-rise apartment boom is under construction, and thousands more people will soon live.

The development application says the two-storey warehouse building will be demolished to accommodate a 524 square metre building containing the restaurant (302 square metres) and petrol station convenience store and storage (222 square metres).

The petrol service operator is not named, but artist’s impressions of the project show a Metro-branded station, which generally provides discounted fuel, so motorists should benefit from the increased competition in the area.

Aerial view

An aerial view of the site. Photo: ACTmapi.

The restaurant will include an entrance, counter area, dining room, children’s play area and accessible amenities, as well as back-of-house facilities.

The proposed service station will include six petrol bowsers, 108 square metres of retail area, 92 square metres of storage/staff areas, a waste storage area of about 22 square metres and truck parking/turning areas.

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A canopy of about 361 square metres will protect customers from the weather.

Vehicles will enter and exit via separate driveways on Hindmarsh Road, while the existing driveway access from Divine Court will be removed.

Entry view

An entry view of the proposed development.

The driveways will cater to petrol tankers and large trucks, which will make their deliveries in quiet periods.

Trucks delivering to McDonald’s and the convenience store would reverse into the loading dock, adjacent to the dual drive-through, which will provide queuing for 15 cars clear of the access and car park circulation, with queuing for eight cars from the order point.

The traffic report says that the proposed development would generate about 320 vehicles per hour (two way) in the weekday morning and afternoon peaks.

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But it says linked trips could cut this by a quarter to 240 vehicles an hour (two ways).

The report says that most patronage will come from passing trade, and that the net increase in traffic on Hindmarsh Drive will only be about 50 vehicles per hour or 1 per cent, which will have minimal effects on traffic flows along Hindmarsh Drive or the Melrose Drive and Ball street lights.

The car park will have 17 spaces, including an accessible space, while racks at the front of the building will hold four bicycles.

The site will be landscaped with a range of trees, shrubs and groundcover species.

The proposal also seeks to amend the lease to add ‘restaurant’ and ‘service station’ use.

Comments close on 31 January.

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168 Responses to Macca’s to open combined restaurant and service station in Phillip
Kirsty Hassall Kirsty Hassall 11:40 pm 24 Dec 21

Let Grease Monkey stay. Go away Macca’s

Kelly Thomas Kelly Thomas 6:52 pm 24 Dec 21

Wondering if McDonald's could also put in Disability toilet with a Ceiling hoist that would be amazing for Family's passing through.

Or even look at doing this for McDonald's Sutton Forest both side or near highway.


Craig Lawrence Craig Lawrence 1:09 am 24 Dec 21

Perth be like we already done that a few times

Jeremy Zink Jeremy Zink 11:20 am 23 Dec 21

Want fries with your fuel

Sheldon Paxton Sheldon Paxton 8:22 am 23 Dec 21

Ebony Ingram see it’s becoming a thing

Peter Bucke Peter Bucke 10:43 pm 22 Dec 21

Why can’t Bunnings combine with Maccas ! We have enough servos in Woden but lack a hardware store.

Lesa Cockburn Lesa Cockburn 8:33 pm 22 Dec 21

Zac, just for you!!!!!

Renee Kristy Renee Kristy 7:07 pm 22 Dec 21

Least Phillip will have a drive through Maccas Shani Jayd

HiddenDragon HiddenDragon 6:36 pm 22 Dec 21

So at least one Canberra car dealer is not betting on a rapid take-up of leccy cars in this town (final para refers) –

Harriet Fletcher Harriet Fletcher 6:23 pm 22 Dec 21

Sunmohit Ghuman

Judith Hall Judith Hall 5:37 pm 22 Dec 21

Excuse me restaurant?

Olivia Gale Olivia Gale 5:27 pm 22 Dec 21

metro in phillip Jarrod Harvey

Liam Humesy Liam Humesy 5:14 pm 22 Dec 21

Can we have a grease monkey / servo instead

sparrowitis sparrowitis 4:59 pm 22 Dec 21

We don’t need another fast food outlet, we need hardware and useful services!! It sucks to have to drive to another town centre because Woden is no longer serving the community around it.

Alison Bailey Alison Bailey 4:43 pm 22 Dec 21

Can we get a Bunnings instead? 😜

MERC600 MERC600 4:11 pm 22 Dec 21

I guess the reason for no EV points is that you don’t pay mega bucks for a prime commercial space ,then to have cars sit there refilling for 30 odd minutes while the car occupants loiter over a coffee, and then use the toilets , which from reading Riot is what apparently you do ( must be in the cars manual re charging procedures )

bigred bigred 3:09 pm 22 Dec 21

Yes, this will reinforce Woden’s claims as “Paris of the South”. The hooks of Hindmarsh drive will also enjoy cheaper fuel than offered at the Cotter Road abomination

Shannon Cooke Shannon Cooke 1:48 pm 22 Dec 21

Tim Cooke McAwesome McDonald’s petrol 🤣

Bob Foster Bob Foster 11:41 am 22 Dec 21

So instead of having 2 separate buildings on the one site, now they're combined!

Just saving costs on building material 😅

Jack Spahr Jack Spahr 11:17 am 22 Dec 21

What a wonderful cultural land mark.

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