Construction is now underway for the new Bunnings store at Frenchs Forest in Sydney’s north, first announced in March 2021, following approval of DA modifications by Northern Beaches Council.

Bunnings area manager, Deb Thompson said, “We know that the local community is excited and we will provide updates as the development progresses.”

With scheduled completion in early 2025, Bunnings Frenchs Forest will be the first store in NSW with three levels of retail space, including a playground, garden centre and café, and two levels of parking for up to 400 cars, spanning over 20,000 square metres.

Despite media reports suggesting that Bunnings Frenchs Forest will be the hardware giant’s largest store in the country, Bunnings has advised that there are other locations that measure around 22,000 square metres.

The site was previously home to an Australia Post store and two-storey office block which have been demolished.