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Bunnings to open 18 stores in NSW
Released 29 September 2010

Home improvement and outdoor living retailer Bunnings will increase its investment in New South Wales by more than $600 million in 18 metro and regional sites over the next three years.  

The investment will create more than 2,700 new permanent jobs and over 3,900 additional jobs during the construction phase.

Bunnings Managing Director, John Gillam said, “As our biggest Bunnings Warehouse, our new store in Alexandria will enable us to showcase our ever expanding offer to customers with new categories including kitchen appliances and glass pool fencing and expanded ranges in landscaping and kids’ play equipment.”

Bunnings has secured sites for 12 new Bunnings Warehouses at Alexandria, Balgowlah, Batemans Bay, Castle Hill, West Gosford, Greenacre, Rouse Hill, Tamworth, Marsden Park, Wallsend, Smithfield, and East Gardens.

Of those sites, development approvals are already in place for Alexandria, Castle Hill, Rouse Hill and Tamworth with construction starting soon.

Additionally, three new Bunnings Warehouses are currently under construction and will open soon, in Seven Hills in October 2, Port Stephens December and Chatswood February 2011. An existing business has been secured at Lithgow and plans are also underway to open two new trade centres at St Peters and Cromer.

Since July 2009, Bunnings has opened stores in Armidale, Wagga Wagga, Narellan, Morriset and Cowra, and trade centres in Tuggerah and Unanderra