Bunnings Fyshwick staff to be relocated to new store at Majura Park

The Bunnings Warehouse in Fyshwick will close when the hardware store opens on the site of the former Masters Home Improvement Store at Majura Park near Canberra airport.

As reported earlier this month, Bunnings was working to finalise an agreement for the former Masters site.

It is understood workers have been told the Fyshwick site will close. Bunnings did not confirm a closing date.

A spokesman for the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association said the union was working with staff members who been told about the move from Fyshwick to the airport.

It was working to ensure all staff who wanted to make the move remained employed and was also working with staff who wanted to move to other locations.

In August last year, Home Consortium announced the acquisition of 61 Masters properties and indicated a number would be repositioned as Bunnings, but did not confirm whether the Canberra store was among them.

Bunnings would not confirm the move and was not able to give an opening date for the new site.

Bunnings has 326 stores across Australia, four of which are in the ACT: in Fyshwick, Gungahlin, Belconnen and Tuggeranong.