THREE heavy lifts took place in South Nowra last Wednesday.
A 100-tonne crane was brought in to put three 90,000 litre tanks in the ground under what will become the new Caltex fuel station on the corner of Browns Road and the Princes Highway.
The work is part of the $1.5 million redevelopment of the service station.
Wednesday’s lift was the critical part of the rebuild. The tanks will now be buried, making way for the forecourt and shop to be built.
Steel framework is expected to be erected on the site next.
A separate forecourt will be built to allow diesel refuelling of heavy vehicles away from other customers.
The new service station will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Approval for the project was granted by Shoalhaven City Council in 2008, with that approval set to expire in November this year.
The development will take in land that Caltex owns to the east, adjacent to the car wash.
The proposal is for 16 car parking spaces to be provided, including trailer parking.