Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Council Secures Boat Fuel Supply

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Council Secures Boat Fuel Supply

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Byline: Bill Hoffman

A TEMPORARY refuelling station to replace the one closed at The Wharf yesterday will keep Mooloolaba Harbour's unleaded fuel fleet operating through the busy holiday season.

Sunshine Coast Council CEO John Knaggs said a deal would be negotiated with a fuel supplier to bring a tanker to the public ramp adjacent the Coast Guard building daily to allow commercial and recreational vessels to fuel up.

The move comes after The Wharf complex pushed ahead with the shock decommissioning of its station, the only one in the harbour, just three days after telling customers.

There was no response from the State Government, which runs the harbour, as to a long-term solution.

Mr Knaggs said it was essential to get something in place quickly at the busiest time of the year.

The temporary service will only be operational at a certain time each day, but it will save shark netting program contractor Paddy Diamond a 100 nautical mile round trip to refuel at Bribie Island's southern tip, the closest other unleaded fuel supply. …

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