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Major revamp to bring roadhouse back to life

• Project site manager for Fuel System Solutions, Daryl Strode gives the thumbs up after new fuel tanks were installed into the ground at the former Desert Edge Cafe. Behind Dimboola excavation contractor, Gary Petschel backfills the new fuel storage tanks with gravel.

Heavy earthmoving machinery was moved onto site at the former Desert Edge Cafe at the roundabout at the intersection of Ellerman and High St, in Dimboola last week.
Gary Petschel with his large excavator ripped up the concrete driveway of the former service station, before lifting outdated fuel tanks from the ground.
The former owners of the old roadhouse, Peter and Lisa ran the business solely as a cafe and takeaway food premises for a number of years before selling the premises, while it was closed due to ill health in August last year.
Builders from Fuel System Solutions from Hoppers Crossing are the head contractors for the project for a Melbourne company called Aksara P/L.
Site manager for Fuel System Solutions Daryl Strode supervised the installation of new underground fuel tanks on the southern side of the main building and said new driveways and fuel bowsers would be progressively installed in the near future.
Once this is complete, builders will refurbish the former cafe premises.
The project is expected to take around 12 weeks, with it anticipated that the revamped business will be in operation prior to Christmas
It is estimated that fuel has not been sold at the premises for 10 years.