Statement from Maleny IGA owners Rob and Sam Outridge 28 March 2013 We have decided to withdraw our application for a petrol station at 19 and 21 Bunya Street, Maleny.

While we did receive much positive encouragement from many Maleny residents, it became clear that the choice of site, opposite Maleny State School, was unpopular and had the potential to divide Maleny and once again pit friend against friend.  We have seen this happen previously and have no desire to see it again.

We don't want to see our business at the centre of a controversy in the community that we owe so much to and love.