Albany Bunnings on track despite pandemic

Sarah MakseAlbany Advertiser
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Work continues on the new Bunnings Warehouse store at the Chester Pass Mall.
Camera IconWork continues on the new Bunnings Warehouse store at the Chester Pass Mall. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser, Laurie Benson

Albany’s new Bunnings Warehouse has escaped the crushing grip of the COVID-19 crisis, with work forging ahead, placing the store on track to open by the end of the year.

The work site at Chester Pass Mall has been generating buzz as cranes raise colossal concrete slabs to build the foundation of the 14,500sqm outlet.

The hardware giant’s new premises is set to create 40 new jobs and will feature a carpark with 290 bays. Bunnings area manager Peter Kingwell said the new store represented an investment of $29 million.

“Bunnings’ further investment in the Albany area will provide additional job opportunities for local residents and school leavers,” he said.

“All our team members from the existing Albany store will transfer to the new store once complete, and will continue to provide local customers with the best service.”

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