What’s going on with the M4 service centres?

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If you’ve driven past the M4 service centres at Eastern Creek lately, you’ve probably noticed some big changes.

McDonald’s – which has been on both sides of the motorway since the 1990s – has closed both its locations. Oporto and Red Rooster have also closed in recent weeks.

The restaurants are now abandoned ahead of a complete redevelopment of the site, owned by Ampol. The service stations remain open.

“We are redeveloping our eastbound and westbound sites at Eastern Creek as part of Ampol’s highway redevelopment strategy,” an Ampol spokesperson said.

“Throughout the entire construction, Ampol will continue to serve customers with a fuel and convenience offering at the Ampol Foodary – this includes hot food, fresh sandwiches, snacks, coffee, and the largest range of cold drinks and flavoured milk.”

The redeveloped sites will include a large food court area with both indoor and outdoor dining areas, children’s play areas, truck driver amenities, separated fuel and diesel canopies, and enclosed off-leash dog parks on both sides of the highway.

While not yet confirmed, the Weekender understands Hungry Jacks will form part of the new food offerings and McDonald’s will not return.

“From late 2025, the sites on both sides of the highway will bring Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) offerings together under one roof with Ampol Foodary’s fresh convenience offer to help meet the needs of commuters and local customers on both sides of the highway,” the spokesperson said.

EV drivers will have new ultra-fast EV charging bays on each side of the highway. At each site, there will be first-of-a-kind AmpCharge electric vehicle charging hubs for large vehicles including trucks and cars with trailers, and bays to serve all other passenger vehicles.

“Eastern Creek will be one of our biggest truck-friendly sites with nine  pumps available at each of our two brand new diesel canopies as well as ample parking and truck driver facilities including showers and a dedicated lounge room,” the spokesperson said.


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