Closure of fuel stations increase hardship of small towns

Derek Barry
By Derek Barry
Updated July 3 2019 - 10:04pm, first published 9:36pm
McKInlay servo is now uncrewed.

Living in the North West we know Australian rural driving are difficult what with long distances, unpredictable weather, animals on the road, little phone coverage and often poor surfaces to contend with.


Derek Barry

Derek Barry

Editor, the North West Star

Editor of the North West Star Mount Isa since January 2016. Prior to that, an editor at several regional southern Queensland newspapers. Passionate about telling local stories. Comes with a strange accent to due an Irish accident of birth.