Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Bunnings Planned for Lockyer Valley

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Bunnings Planned for Lockyer Valley

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Byline: Amy Lyne amy.lyne@thechronicle.com.au

THE construction of a hardware superstore in the heart of the Lockyer Valley is yet to begin, but planning is going ahead.

Bunnings Warehouse announced last year it was coming to Gatton after receiving approval from the Lockyer Valley Regional Council.

A council spokesperson said planning approval was given to Bunnings in December 2015 for a site at 289 Eastern Dr, Gatton.

The new Bunnings location sits just outside of the town, just a couple minutes from the CBD.

"The property is 7.84ha in size, with Bunnings to occupy 2.14ha of the total area," the spokesperson said.

However since the project was approved, no work has started at the site which would be the town's only hardware store following the closure of Mitre 10 early last year.

The Lockyer Valley has one other major hardware store, Plainland's Hardware and Rural Centre at Plainland about 10 minutes from Gatton.

"A start date for construction is not known as there is no requirement for a developer to provide this information to council," the spokesperson said. …

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