Bunnings superstore open for business

EVERYTHING about the new and improved Bunnings Warehouse in Glenorchy is big.

Replacing the existing Moonah store, the brand new warehouse covers more than 16,000 square metres and features 28 kitchen displays, 12 bathroom displays, a nursery, a timber trade sales area and trade drive through.

Bunnings invested about $43 million in the superstore project, employing more than 180 team members and creating 80 new positions.

Bunnings managing director John Gillam said the new Glenorchy warehouse featured a number of attractions.

“We have everything here at Glenorchy that you’d see anywhere at new stores interstate,” he said.

“This includes a sprawling garden nursery, indoor playground and café, as well as parking for more than 300 cars.”

The doors to the new premises, located at the Hobart showgrounds, were officially open on 15 June at a grand opening attended by several hundred guests.

Local member for Denison Elise Archer said it was an exciting day for Hobart’s northern suburbs.

“While the old Moonah store was much loved and was Tasmania’s first Bunnings Warehouse, I have no doubt this state-of-the-art complex will satisfy the needs of every consumer, as well as provide a boost to the local economy,” she said.

“The superstore provides yet another reason for people to come to our community and I’m sure the tills will be ringing all around the city.”

Complex manager Brad McArthur said the team at Glenorchy were excited to provide local residents with the widest range, best service and lowest prices.

“Our team members have worked extremely hard to prepare the store for opening,” he said.

“They are looking forward to helping customers with their home improvement projects, as well as providing free D.I.Y workshops for adults and kids.”

During the opening, Bunnings confirmed plans to open a further three new warehouses in Tasmania over the next two years at Kingston, Mornington and Devonport.