Bunnings will increase its investment in NSW by more than $600 million in establishing 18 new stores over the next three years. Twelve sites have been secured in locations that include Alexandria, Castle Hill, West Gosford and Tamworth. Bunnings is also planning to open trade centres at St Peters and Cromer. “Our NSW opening program is part of our ongoing network expansion strategy across the country,” said John Gillam, Bunnings’ Managing Director. “We are particularly excited about the strength and complementary nature of the sites we have secured, which are enabling us to accelerate our NSW opening program.”
The Alexandria store will have a floor space of 20,000 square metres – the largest in Australia. It is scheduled to open in mid-2012. “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,” Gillam said.