Port Macquarie is on track to get two new service stations in 2020 with development projects underway.
A new service station will be located on the corner of Ocean Drive and Ackroyd Street, while the other service station development will be built on the corner of Gordon Street and Munster Street.
RCI Group managing director Stephen Moore said he had confidence in the Port Macquarie area.
"It's a good catchment and fuel prices are typically quite high in Port Macquarie," he said.
"You should probably start to see a bit of a change in that."
The two Mobil-branded service stations are expected to open no more than a month apart if all goes well.
Newcastle-based Brown Commercial Building is constructing the developments.
Mr Moore said they were waiting on permits from the council for the Ocean Drive/Ackroyd Street site.
Water and sewer works, and driveway and footpath works are pending.
Most of the site has been cleared. A house will be demolished shortly in preparation for construction.
Mr Moore said while the COVID-19 pandemic had delayed the Ocean Drive/Ackroyd Street development, the build would go quickly once construction started.
It is expected the construction will be complete in 12 to 14 weeks after the final approvals with the Ocean Drive/Ackroyd Street service station's opening anticipated in mid-November.
The project, which received development application approval in late 2019, will deliver a Mobil-branded service station in stage one.
Stage one includes the installation of underground fuel tanks, four double-sided fuel dispensers and overhead canopy, 16 car parking spaces, signs and landscaping.
The first stage is going ahead now with the developer waiting until the right tenants are locked in to begin stage two.
Fast food outlets are planned in stage two with two tenancies approved and a parking area for an additional 17 cars.
Meanwhile, demolition work is complete on the Munster and Gordon Street service station site.
Construction is hoped to start towards the end of July with completion due in late October to early November, weather permitting.
Mr Moore said the Munster/Gordon Street location appealed because it was a very busy spot.
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