Bunnings expands trade offer in Noosa

by | May 31, 2024

The existing Bunnings store in Noosaville.

A Bunnings Trade Centre was recently approved at Noosaville, and is set to be constructed directly adjacent to the existing Bunnings Warehouse.

Known as the Noosa Trade Centre the new building is planned for location on the same block as Bunnings Warehouse on Eumundi-Noosa Road, on a vacant portion of the site, Sunshine Coast News has reported.

The new centre is expected to have its own car park and separate driveway access to the existing Bunnings Warehouse, via Gateway Drive.

Although the development was approved by Noosa Council last year, the building had amended conditions carried unanimously at a Planning and Environment Committee Meeting held recently.

A report presented at the meeting stated that, “an application for a hardware and trade supplies store was approved by council at its Ordinary Meeting on October 26, 2023, subject to conditions, including required plan amendments regarding the northern exit driveway design, the proposed building’s height and provision of an awning to the front façade.’

The proposed Bunnings Trade Centre in Nossaville.

“Following discussions with the applicant, further plans were subsequently provided to council on March 4, 2024, with the time frame for a negotiated decision extended to enable the application to be reported back to council,” the report said.

Noosa Councillors unanimously agreed upon the amended conditions, including reducing the building height from 12.14 metres to 10.94 metres.

“While the proposed building still exceeds the code’s acceptable outcome for a building height of 10 metres, the proposed height of 10.94 metres to the roof pitch is compatible with the height of buildings in the area and will not visually impact on the streetscape. Some minor amendments are however recommended to the conditions regarding external colours, performance bond, street trees and acid sulphate soils,” the report stated.

The area to be cleared to make way for the new Bunnings Trade Centre, Noosaville.

The Bunning Warehouse store will not undergo any changes and will remain open for retail customers. There is currently only one Bunnings Trade store on the Sunshine Coast, located at Kunda Park.