The new store, which replaces the current Melton Warehouse, has welcomed more than 80 new recruits, in addition to the 165 existing team members transferring across.
Spanning nearly 18,000 square metres, the new Bunnings Warehouse Melton East is more than 5,000 square metres larger than the existing store and features an extra 200 car parks for customers.
Bunnings Melton East also offers a wider range of home and lifestyle products and features many of the latest in-store concepts, including bathroom displays, a kitchen design centre with seven brand new kitchen concepts, an artificial plant range and a new power garden concept with ride on lawn mowers.
The store also features a brand-new door selector display, a garage and wardrobe storage display, a new extended range of site safety, workwear and ladders all in the one location, as well as an aisle for transport and moving needs, which is a first for a Victorian Bunnings store
For tradies, the store also features a new look trade desk, commercial paint range and a five-lane timber trade drive through.
Bunnings Melton East Complex Manager, Darren Green said the team is looking forward to providing customers with an updated and wider range of home and lifestyle products, backed by the best service.
“The team worked really hard to get the new store ready for opening and it has been great to welcome local customers through our doors. We are excited to bring an even better offer to the community,” Mr Green said.
“Customers will see some new concepts here at Melton East designed to create an easier shopping experience, and to also give them more inspiration for their projects at home,” he said.
As part of the store opening, the team has already provided support to local community groups with product donations.
“So far, we have donated a shed, BBQ, umbrella and an outdoor setting to Hope Street Youth and Family Services so they can refresh their outdoor area. We have also donated materials to the Blackwood Outdoor Specialist School so they can build a flying fox for the kids to enjoy. We look forward to providing more assistance to local community groups in the future,” Mr Green said.
The new Bunnings Warehouse Melton East is located on the corner of Keilor-Melton Road and High Street, Melton.