De Luca develops Bunnings Plainland
Queensland developer De Luca Corporation secured a 2 hectare site from Maddison Ridge at Plainland in which they are developing a new Bunnings Warehouse.
Bunnings has entered a 10 year lease on the Plainland site, where construction began in early October 2020. The new store is expected to open in the second quarter of 2021.
Founder and Managing Director Nic De Luca said, “The Plainland site was a strategic acquisition for our business, following the successful Kingaroy and Lawnton Bunnings developments.
“We are extremely excited and proud to be delivering new Bunnings stores in Queensland, particularly during these challenging economic times. It is testament to our long-standing relationship with Bunnings,” Mr De Luca said.
The Plainland project adds to De Luca’s previous experience with Bunnings, having constructed over 20 stores since 2011 and complementing De Luca’s current construction pipeline, with new Bunnings Warehouses also being constructed in Pimpama and Yeppoon.
Bunnings Area Manager, Ben Corbin, said the new Bunnings store at Plainland represents a significant direct investment in the local community.
“The new store is expected to provide more than 80 team member jobs for local residents, and we look forward to opening a store to service customers in the Lockyer Valley region,” Ben said.
De Luca has also secured rights over the adjoining bulky goods, commercial and retail sites in the estate and is working with the land developer to master plan aligned projects.
“We are confident the Bunnings commitment will be a catalyst to encourage other complementary businesses, large and small, to secure buildings within the Plainland Crossing Estate,” said Mr De Luca.
Plainland Crossing Estate Manager, Joe Gorman, said he was pleased to see works about to start on site.
“With national businesses such as Bunnings, ALDI, Bridgestone, Woolworths & McDonalds complementing the local and district businesses at Plainland, Plainland is now firmly established as an important hub for business and community activity in the Lockyer Valley,” he said.
The new Bunnings Warehouse Plainland will offer local customers a wide range of home improvement and lifestyle products, backed by the best service. It will span more than 9,000 square metres and have parking for over 180 cars.
Plainland is a rural locality within the Lockyer Valley Region in Queensland and is 75km west of Brisbane. The town has been identified as a growth hub and the preferred location for several services to support the growing needs of the Lockyer Valley Region.