Bunnings coming to town

BUNNINGS have confirmed plans to open a store in the Whitsundays later this year – and say more than 50 new jobs will be created.

Workers arrived in town this week to start preparing the site.

The store will be located on the corner of Shute Harbour Road and Pandanus Drive in Cannonvale and will cover more than 5,500 square metres.

It will comprise the main store, a timber trade area, landscape supplies and outdoor nursery.

It will stock a range of hardware, garden and home improvement products alongside specialist trade supplies.

Bunnings will invest more than $11.5m in the development of the 1.6 hectare Airlie Beach site and provide parking for more than 110 cars.

General Manager for Property Matthew Toohey said Bunnings was extremely pleased to be servicing the Airlie Beach community.

“In addition, the construction of the new store will lead to approximately 75 job opportunities for tradespeople.”

Bunnings have appointed De Luca Corporation as the builder with the planned opening of the store around Christmas this year.

Bunnings has 35 stores in Queensland and 198 in Australia. The company opens 10-14 new stores each year.

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