Construction has started on a $4.17 million sales and service building that will significantly expand a car dealership at Dubbo.
The 7000-square-metre parcel of land is under development for Western Plains Automotive.
The upgrade will deliver a new 18-bay facility for car servicing, taking it to a total of 30 bays, and more space for its franchises.
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It will be in addition to its existing Victoria Street premises next door.
Dealer principal Grant Spencer said the new building, about 2000 square meters in area, would make the business's operations run more fluently and more efficiently.
The works were on track for completion at the end of September, and the dealership was already gearing up to be ready to go, putting on more employees, he said.
On Wednesday the dealer principal and the Daily Liberal viewed the site, where the slab is down.
The parcel of land, which has Victoria Street frontage, was previously a mix of residential and commercial blocks.
The dealership, which started as Western Plains Nissan in the 1980s, had added the Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz and Mazda franchises to the group over the years.
In its early days it was probably selling about 20 to 30 cars a month, Mr Spencer said.
By 2019 it was selling 100 to 120 cars a month, but it was still operating with nine hoists, the same number as originally, Mr Spencer said.
The new facility would not only add to the number of bays, but also allow the business to bring its parts department to the same location.
Mr Spencer said there were employees who had been with the business for more than 20 years, and they had never worked on a site that had parts and service located together.
"We've always been a franchise that's just learnt to live with having to run around to get a part," he said.
"The biggest thing will be the ease of servicing a car...
"This will just make everything so much more fluent, it will make for easier processing and a lot more efficient."
Once completed, customers will drop their cars at the new facility.
The Mercedes-Benz franchise will remain at the original premises.
Mr Spencer said the business would need more technicians to cater for the jump from nine to 30 bays, adding to its current staff of 60 people.
"We will be requiring a few more techs," he said.
"We're actually starting to put more and more apprentices and technicians on and we're building towards that now as we speak.
"Getting ourselves geared up so we're ready to go in September."