The sign is up and worksheds in place for the start of work on the new Bunnings Warehouse in Warwick.
The sign is up and worksheds in place for the start of work on the new Bunnings Warehouse in Warwick. Gerard Walsh

Work on new Warwick Bunnings begins

MONTHS after gaining approval for the go-ahead to start building a bigger Bunnings Warehouse in Warwick, signs that work is about to start have surfaced at the controversial Canning St site.

Several site offices and fencing have been erected on the site and Bunnings general manager of property Andrew Marks said Hutchinson Builders have been appointed as the builder of the new Warwick Bunnings Warehouse.

"They are currently on site with works to commence shortly,” he said.

"Hutchinson Builders will engage local contractors from Warwick to work on elements of the new warehouse where appropriate.

"As part of the development approval process, we are required to undertake road upgrades which will see the unsealed sections of Condamine and Canning Streets bitumen sealed.”

Mr Marks said the new store is expected to open in late 2018.

"We will continue to update the Warwick community as the development progresses,” he said.

The new warehouse will add 50 new jobs to the local employment market.