In Western Australia.
Bunnings has received local council approval to modify four of the nine former Masters sites in Baldivis, Landsdale, Bayswater and Mandurah in Western Australia, according to media reports.
In late January, the City of Rockingham approved a planning application lodged by Bunnings to modify the former Baldivis Masters store on Safety Bay Road. Works at the site are expected to commence this month.
Meanwhile, further north, the City of Bayswater granted planning approval for its Bayswater Masters site to be transformed into a Bunnings Warehouse in December. The City of Wanneroo also granted approval to Bunnings to fit out its old Masters store in Landsdale with works expected to be completed in 2018.
Finally, the City of Mandurah has approved its Masters building to be modified, which local WA media understands will also be turned into a Bunnings Warehouse. The suburb’s current Bunnings has reportedly been touted to be converted into a residential development.
Bunnings property general manager Andrew Marks said the WA stores were four of 15 old Masters stores it was interested in acquiring nationally. “The conversion of these sites into Bunnings Warehouses is pending the Home Consortium agreement with Woolworths Limited which is subject to the consent of Lowe’s.”