MOTORISTS under the pump to fill their tanks should be aware - one Wagga service station has disappeared.
Work to tear down the existing Caltex Northend, at 170 Fitzmaurice Street, began recently - part of the servo's $2.75 million upgrade.
The existing building will be replaced in coming months with a more modern 24-hour operation, complete with a Star Mart convenience store.
According to a development application (DA), lodged with Wagga City Council before the revamp, the new service station will include a 244sq m retail space at the north-eastern corner of the site - shaped like a triangle to make the most effective use of the space.
Three double-sided petrol pumps will be angled at 45 degrees to the street, with 14 car parking spaces and four bike parking bays to be made available.
The DA indicated construction would take about four months.
Meanwhile, initial work on Wagga's fifth McDonald's is under way, with the former veterinary clinic at the corner of Hammond Avenue and Kooringal Road - opposite Masters - now resembling little more than a pile of bricks.
A DA for the store and attached petrol station was lodged with council in January.
Closer to the CBD, the International Hotel is preparing for a facelift.
A "council discrepancy" has resulted a need for the building be "beautified", according to hotel owner Joel Berrigan.
A spokesman for Wagga City Council said the additional work was a requirement of the hotel's development application.
"The applicant is required to complete the building in accordance with the approved development consent, as the building does not comply with the design elements as nominated on the approved development application plans," he said.
Meanwhile, Raine and Horne Wagga has doubled the size of its business by acquiring Elders Wagga.
The takeover, which came into effect on July 1, has enabled Raine and Horne to more than triple the size of its property management business.
Five extra staff have joined the team as a result.