Government restrictions in place to stem the the spread of COVID-19 has lead to the postponement of the opening of the OTR in Stawell.
The retail convenience store along the Western Highway, Stawell, was earmarked to be completed before Easter, now delayed until further notice.
The company stated staff who were already employed by the company would continue to be employed and trained in readiness for the opening.
The store will offer a range of convenience options, such as re-fueling and paying at the pump through the OTR App, pre-ordering of C Coffee, quick food for now options, as well as shop items ready for collection.
Once opened, OTR Stawell will have easily accessible hand sanitiser and hand wash facilities to ensure safety when visiting, as well an increased schedule of cleaning high-touch areas.
OTR team members receive extensive training on food safety, money handling, and additional ways to minimise health risks for both our customers and team.
Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Murray Emerson said the decision was disappointing, but residents needed to understand the decision was out of anyone's hands.
"We need to understand that because of the unforeseen circumstances, being the coronavirus and the circumstances outside the reach of council, the project is being held up," he said.
"We are hopeful it will be open sooner, rather than later.
"Of course things are changing very rapidly in regards to the coronavirus so that might have some bearing on when they are able to get it open."
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