Bunnings set for Port of Brisbane expansion

Bunnings Warehouse has agreed to terms on a 10,000m2 expansion of its distribution facility at the Port of Brisbane’s Port West estate.

The new warehouse expansion, incorporating 800m2 of dedicated container rated hardstand and approximately 2,200m2 of cantilevered awning area, will be built by De Luca Corporation.

Port of Brisbane CEO Roy Cummins said the project would add to Bunnings’ existing 30,450m2 facility and is part of a new lease deal that will last for 10 years, plus options.

“We’ve proudly worked with Bunnings since their initial move to Port West in 2012. This new agreement not only gives Bunnings room for future growth, but it gives both parties long-term certainty. We expect construction to start in late 2018 and be complete by mid-2019,” Roy said.

Bunnings General Manager, Property Andrew Marks says the expansion will help Bunnings continue to deliver more value to customers, saying “the expansion of our Port of Brisbane distribution centre will help us improve our distribution efficiency and provides us with the scale to support our growing store network in Queensland”.