The Bunnings boom: Hardware giant re-emerges from coronavirus lockdown with plans for new $30million store
- Hardware giant Bunnings Warehouse announced plans for a $30million store
- Store would include warehouse, plant nursery, cafe, playground and timer sales
- Matt Rees, area manager, said the plans would create significant investment
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Hardware giant Bunnings Warehouse has announced plans for a new $30million store as Australia emerged from coronavirus lockdowns.
The proposal is for a site located off the Bruce Highway at Caboolture, between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
Plans for the development were recently submitted to Moreton Bay Council, and if approved will create 140 jobs.
Hardware giant Bunnings Warehouse has announced plans for a $30million store. Pictured: Artist’s rendering
The store would be based off the Bruce Highway at Caboolture, between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Pictured: Artist’s rendering
Included in the plans are a main warehouse, a plant nursery, cafe, playground and timber sales area.
It would be more than 13,000 square metres in size and have parking for over 400 cars.
Matt Rees, Bunnings area manager, said the hardware giant was making a large investment in the community while adding convenience for consumers.
‘The proposed Bunnings Warehouse in Caboolture would offer local customers a wide range of outdoor living and home improvement products, backed by the best service,’ Mr Rees said.
‘The development will provide new job opportunities for local residents as well as create additional construction jobs throughout the process.’
Moreton Bay councillor Adam Hain said the first Bunnings in the area was ‘bursting at the seams’ and a second was needed to meet demand.
‘All the locals around here have been waiting on bated breath for many years for that site to develop,’ he told Sunshine Coast Daily.
‘To hear that Bunnings have announced they’re going to move in is just the icing on the cake.’
The store would include the main warehouse, a plant nursery, cafe, playground and timer sales area. Pictured: Artist’s rendering