Hardware giant set to relocate

Toby HusseyAlbany Advertiser
A graphic render of the new Bunnings. PIcture: Supplied
Camera IconA graphic render of the new Bunnings. PIcture: Supplied

Bunnings is eyeing a move from its Albany Highway warehouse to the Chester Pass Mall, in a relocation the company said would see $15 million invested in construction and create more jobs.

The retailer, which currently operates near the Chester Pass Road roundabout and is the biggest hardware business in Albany, this week confirmed it had submitted a development application to the City of Albany.

If approved, Bunnings intends to relocate from the Albany Highway site to a 14,000sqm space 2km away at the mall.

The move could represent a boost for businesses within the mall, with a carpark upgrade and upgrades by other retailers tipped to among “a number of additional improvements”.

Bunnings property director Andrew Marks said the new site would have more parking than the current site.

He said it would also present job opportunities for locals.

“All of our team members from the existing Albany store will transfer to the new store once complete,” he said.

Property company M/Group estimated there would be $15 million of investment during the construction phase.

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