Case Studies


BP Cobden Service Station

The Challenge

For 50 years, service stations have been the backbone of Australia. 

The problem? The original underground petroleum storage tanks (UPSS) installed in those service stations are falling behind. Today’s environmental standards leave property owners with a costly mess to clean up as their UPSS’ corrode, fatigue and suffer mechanical failures.

These old tanks cause serious environmental damage; with leaking that corrupts soil and potentially contaminates water sources. What does this mean for you as the service station owner? Monumental costs in fixing these damages and risk that’s not worth bearing. 

This was the problem facing BP Cobden. Do we take action now and invest in upgrading the UPSS? Or wait and hope the old system remains intact? The owners at BP Cobden contacted Conform Developments to take preventative action on the property.

There’s an environmental obligation that must be upheld in this industry. BP Cobden made the smart move, and had Conform Developments implement advanced technology that optimised pressure testing and prevention of leaks.  

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The Solution

We take pride in knowing our work is meaningful. The environmental impact that old and fatiguing tanks can cause is enormous and the financial fallout afterwards is crippling… BP Cobden did not take this risk. 

The first task that Conform Developments put in place for BP Cobden was a Legacy Fuel System replacement; including tanks, lines and infrastructure. We knew that upgraded storage was needed for compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency and the risk of not doing so made it a no-brainer. 

What did Conform Developments do to elevate BP Cobden? We replaced the old system with state-of-the-art fibreglass, double walled tanks, new lines and an up-to-date auto tank gauging system. All of which met the codes for environmental standards. No risks. No contamination. No money lost.

BP Cobden needed to know that their investments were secured with the finest technologies and reinforcements in the industry. They now know with certainty that their systems are future-proofed and compliant with all codes. 

Conform Developments also implemented a brand-new car canopy. This increased the station capacity to support eight cars filling up at once and four multi-product pumps, fixed with the best market value for ROI in future fuel sales.

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The Impact

The impact of Conform Developments upgrades for BP Cobden was clear from the outset. A reassurance in revenue, safety and the business’ future. With the finest modern technologies, BP Cobden’s tanks now surpass all safety and environmental codes. The quality of BP Cobden’s infrastructure will prevent the financial and environmental burden that poor investments can cost. 

With these upgrades, we were able to give BP Cobden an estimated market value of $5.7 million – an increase of $2.5 million. 

Is your business looking for a quality commercial development partner? Conform Developments knows not just the importance of generating an ROI on your upgrades, but also the value in providing peace of mind for our clients throughout the build.

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Is your business looking for a quality commercial development partner? 

Conform Developments knows not just the importance of generating an ROI on your upgrades, but also the value in providing peace of mind for our clients throughout the build. 

Fill out our form below to find out more about your property’s potential.

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