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Bunnings overlooks Goulburn
Released 26 October 2010

The home improvement chain, Bunnings, has overlooked Goulburn in its $600 million investment in metropolitan and regional stores.  

Bunnings has been scouting for suitable sites in Goulburn for the past few years. The franchise is searching for about 8000sq.m of retail space and, depending on the store format, it could employ 80 to 100 people.

Managing Director of Bunnings John Gillam says: “It is not a matter of not wanting to come to Goulburn but we don’t want to pay too much and we don’t want a store in a bad location (within the city).”

John’s comments follow Bunnings’ announcement of a $600m investment in 18 metro and regional sites over the next three years. They’re expected to create more than 2700 new permanent jobs and over 3900 additional jobs during construction.

Sites for 12 new Bunnings warehouses have been secured at Alexandria, Balgowlah, Batemans Bay, Castle Hill, West Gosford, Greenacre, Rouse Hill, Tamworth, Marsden Park, Wallsend, Smithfield and East Gardens.