Ian Petersen at the Bunnings' site.
Ian Petersen at the Bunnings' site. Renee Pilcher

Bunnings appoints builder

BUNNINGS Warehouse chief operating officer Peter Davis said it was hoped the $35 million Gympie warehouse would be open for business in late 2014.

"De Luca Constructions has been appointed as the builder and is expected to be on site within the next six to eight weeks," Mr Davis said.

"While it is too early to provide specific timings around the development, Bunnings hopes to open the new warehouse in late 2014."

Mayor Ron Dyne said Gympie Regional Council had provided Bunnings with all the necessary planning approvals to proceed.

"I understand they are currently working on detailed engineering and building plans as a precursor to securing building approval for the development," he said.

The warehouse will create about 130 jobs.