Officeworks has opened its new Albion Park Rail store on the NSW South Coast, with a new tech layout ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Week shopping.

Recognising demand within the growing Macquarie Valley, the new 1,800 square metre Albion Park joins Officeworks Fairy Meadow and Nowra on the South Coast to be the retailer’s 52nd store in NSW and 169th store nationwide.

The store has created 30 new jobs in the local community and to support local students and equitable access to educational resources, the store team chose to donate $1,000 cash and $1,000 of Officeworks vouchers to local Balarang Public School and Clontarf Academy Kanahooka and Lake Illawarra.

The 1,530 square metre retail floor showcases Officeworks’ new technology department layout for easier navigation and display of related products, while also stocking 40,000+ technology, stationery, art and education resources including Print and Create service and photo kiosks.

Officeworks Albion Park Rail store business manager, Alison Fraser said, “After a four-week fit out, our team is looking forward to opening the doors and connecting with the local Albion Park Rail community. We can’t wait to help make bigger things happen for our local schools and businesses and to help inspire and support their working, learning and creating needs.

“We are thrilled to stock a huge range of technology in our new department layout as well as art supplies, furniture and education resources, and offer expert advice and helpful services such as Print and Create. We also have our People and Planet product range and e-waste and recycling facilities on site to support our customers to shop more sustainably.”

The store features a 100KW solar PV and customers can shop for plant based, reusable and recycled products from the People and Planet range, and recycle their unwanted products such as printers, laptops and pens and markers in store.

Albion Park Rail residents and surrounding communities are invited to attend a Community Fun Day on Saturday 25 November from 10am to 1pm to enjoy free activities such as a dance workshop with a local Aboriginal group, face painting, arts and crafts, giveaways and more.

The new store is located at Tenancy 1/10 Colden Drive, Albion Park Rail, NSW. Its open from 7am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm on Saturdays and 9am to 6pm on Sundays.