Bunnings garden centre to bloom
GREEN thumbs will be in their element once Bunnings Maryborough’s new garden centre opens at the end of this month.
Construction at the Ferry Street site has been ongoing since January and store manager Ben Hawkshaw said the majority of the extension work should be finished in late March, depending on the weather.
Most of the work is being done by construction company Deluca Corporation.
Refit works inside the store will continue until mid-April.
“The majority of the new section creates room for our lifestyles offer; plant care, nursery, garden tools, irrigation and landscape,” Mr Hawkshaw told the Chronicle yesterday.
“This then allows us to expand on the current range across electrical and lighting, storage, kitchens and a whole new flooring section.
“The building will remain fully enclosed to ensure all weather trading ability.
“Natural light panels in the roof have been increased in order to brighten up the nursery plant section.”
Future plans include an increase in plumbing, indoor timber and boards ranges.
The extension is expected to bring even more customers to the store, which is packed every weekend with DIYers.
Dozens of schools, charities and community groups have taken advantage of the Bunnings carpark space and shopping crowd on weekends to hold fundraising sausage sizzles.
Staff have also supported the community in other ways, such as delivering gifts to children at Maryborough Hospital in December and hosting kids DIY workshops at local schools.