A NEW service station is set to cash in on the burgeoning population of Yarrabilba.
Coles Express, which opened on Waterford Tamborine Road opposite Stockleigh Road this month, will give motorists another fuel option, as well as coffee and to-go food.
It opens in competition with the Caltex Yarrabilba service station, and comes amid big infrastructure plans in one of Queensland's fastest-growing suburbs.
Coles Express state manager Adam Pretorius said the new site will give the community another option for fuel and convenience items, as well as creating jobs.
"The Yarrabilba community was crying out for another option to not only fill-up on fuel, but to grab a coffee on the go and pick up any last-minute grocery items," he said.
"We're thrilled with the positive feedback already from our customers, and we hope this brand new site provides a convenient shopping experience for members of the community and those who travel through the area.
"We were also pleased to offer our existing Coles Express team members the opportunity for increased hours and a job closer to home, and we're hopeful that as the area continues to grow we will be able to create more jobs within the local community."
The increased competition could drive down fuel prices in the region.
It comes as RACQ pushes the state government to make real-time fuel pricing data permanently available to drivers, after a two-year trial increased competition and pushed down fuel prices in regional areas.
Spokeswoman Renee Smith said mandatory fuel price reporting had been trialled in Queensland for nearly two years, requiring service stations to report their prices to the government within 30 minutes of a change at the bowser.
The trial had resulted in lower unleaded petrol prices in most regional and city centres due to an increase in competition.
"What we've seen, particularly in regional areas, is an increase in competition which has led to lower prices at the bowser," she said.
"It takes the guesswork out of filling up for motorists. Instead of having to drive around in search of the best price, we have access to real time data through apps that tell us how much fuel companies are charging."
Coles Express on Waterford Tamborine Road is open from 5am to 11pm every day.