Ampol acknowledges the rich history behind many of our sites as a company with a strong connection to the local communities we operate in.
Ampol Foodary Blacksoil is a key example of this, located in Ipswich on Warrego Highway westbound.
Dating back to 1954, the site was first opened by Cecil Dorman as Blue Star Service Station. Fuel was pumped by hand as the site had no electricity at the time.
Over the years, the service station became a spot for locals to meet and gather, open 24 hours and known for its range of tasty hot food.
Today, Ampol Foodary Blacksoil forms part of the Ampol Natroad Network, offering an extensive range of amenities following a complete redevelopment in 2019.
The site now features a standard retail refuelling canopy and a separate truck refuelling canopy, accommodating for vehicles up to a large B-double. There are 3 lanes for trucks to refuel from both sides, plus a fourth lane for single-side refuelling.
Ample truck parking is available on-site and truck drivers can access a dedicated lounge with televisions and separate ensuites. Outdoor seating is also available.
The large convenience store has an extensive range of hot food offerings, including pies, burgers, and plated meals. Covered walkways connect both refuelling canopies to the shop and amenities, providing easy access in all-weather conditions.
Although the service station has expanded and boasts a fresh new look, it still stays true to its origins as a place to refuel and grab a bite to eat 24/7. The site’s history is showcased for visitors through a collection of photos displayed on the wall.
Ampol Foodary Blacksoil is the perfect place to refuel and refresh on your journey. Take advantage of these facilities and stop by when you are next in the area.