Bunnings looks at a store site in Yeppoon

BUNNINGS Warehouse could be opening its doors on a site in Yeppoon in coming years.

Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig confirmed yesterday that the national home hardware company had been looking to open up shop on the Capricorn Coast for some time.

"Bunnings have certainly expressed interest in the last three years about establishing a presence here," Cr Ludwig said.

"I'm not surprised that it's been discussed for some time because we are looking to develop a home maintenance centre on some depot of land down here.

"They have previously expressed a desire and looked at three locations in the past, but it would still be a couple of years before the centre would be established.

"Our land is likely to go up for tender for businesses with expressions of interest soon and the coast has reached that critical mass where a lot of national groups like Bunnings are looking to establish due to our growth.

"It's a positive indication for the coast."

Bunnings General Manager of Property, Andrew Marks released a statement to The Morning Bulletin yesterday stating Yeppoon remained an area of interest for Bunnings.

He said the company would consider opening a store there in the future if the right opportunity became available.



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