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New Campbelltown Bunnings days away from opening

It's Bunnings as you know it, but even bigger and better.

That's how Bunnings Campbelltown complex manager Geoff Burnell feels about the new local store.

The massive 17,000sqm site is set to open to customers later this week, with an official ribbon-cutting launch due next Thursday, November 4.

Located at the corner of Blaxland Road and Farrow Road, the new store is replacing Campbelltown's existing Bunnings on Kellicar Road.

The site is owned by Campbelltown Council, and mayor George Brticevic told the Advertiser last year that the move was "a fantastic investment for the community".

The store will be staffed by 150 team members from the existing location, as well as more than 100 fresh faces.

Mr Burnell said the overwhelming majority of his staff called Macarthur home.

He said staff had been hard at work preparing the store for customers, stocking shelves with everything locals will need, from tradies to the everyday punter.

The new store has been in the works since early 2020 and is an investment of more than $40 million in the region.

"The extra space in the new store has allowed us to bring new concepts to local customers for the first time, such as the kitchen design centre and an amazing timber drive through for tradies," Mr Burnell said.

"The team has been working flat out to get the store ready for opening and I'm really proud of what they have achieved.

"We're really looking forward to welcoming customers to our bigger and better Campbelltown store and helping them with all their project needs."

The site also includes a massive underground car park, a unique feature for Bunnings stores.

Mr Burnell said the car park would be perfect for escaping rainy days and the searing summer temperatures Campbelltonians know all too well.

The site also features a cafe, huge outdoor nursery, tool shop, and "unprecedented" five-lane drive-through timber yard.

In the lead-up to Bunnings' opening, staff recently lent a hand to Harmony House.

"Some of our Campbelltown team members recently headed out to assist Harmony House revamp their existing garden and veggie patch, by providing new plants and mulch," Mr Burnell said.

"We also donated two outdoor settings and helped mount artwork above the veggie patches for all to enjoy.

"The team will soon be heading out again to undertake a playground makeover at Blairmount Public School and a native garden makeover at Tharawal House. We really enjoy getting into the community and we look forward to providing more assistance to local community groups in the future."

Bunnings Campbelltown is accessible from Farrow Road.

This story FIRST LOOK: Inside the new Campbelltown Bunnings first appeared on Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser.