Flood-Hit Bunnings in Oxley Remains Closed as Rocklea Outlet Reopens with Revamped Format


After incurring major damage during the February floods, Bunnings in Oxley seems nowhere near reopening but the Rocklea outlet less than six kilometres away is back in operation with a new format.

Whilst workers at Bunnings Oxley have been reassigned, the Rocklea location has been revamped with a new cafe, new kitchen design area, new bathroom displays, a Trade Desk section and LED lights around the playground for kids.

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Jon Fenton, the manager for Bunnings Rocklea, said that the revamping should provide loyal customers with a better shopping experience. He is thankful for the community’s patience as the outlet had to shut down for more than three months so they could make the changes and improvements. 

Bunnings Rocklea had two short and simple events for the public last 18 and 19 June 2022 to mark the reopening.

Meanwhile, the future of the Oxley outlet’s reopening is still in the cards but there were projections that it could take a full year to revamp the site. Jason Doyle, the regional manager for Bunnings, said that their utmost priority is the safety and well-being of the workers. Thus, the Oxley store’s revamping will include flood-proofing and other considerations.

Bunnings in Rocklea and Oxley were also impacted by the 2011 flooding and closed for two months.  In 2017, the Oxley site also temporarily shut down after the minor flooding.