Go ahead for new West St Bunnings

Council have approved the new Bunnings application.
Council have approved the new Bunnings application.

Mount Isa City Council has given the go ahead for Bunnings Warehouse new plant nursery, shop and showroom at 89 West St.

The matter was discussed in closed session at the Council’s last meeting on January 11 and the decision was approved with 61 conditions listed in the report.

The conditions include a 1.8m acoustic fence which must be installed on the southern boundary to reduce noise and a 3.0m wide densely planted landscaped buffer.

The developer will also need to install install artificial turf or green coloured concrete on the Alma St verge. Allowable opening hours are from 6am-9pm Monday to Friday and 6am-6pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

Construction would employ 120 people and when built the store would employ around 70 jobs in a total retail area of 5607.5 sq m.