A WELL-known bulky goods store will soon occupy the vacant Munno Para Bunnings Warehouse, following Playford Council’s decision to give the development the green light.
The application made by Super Amart in December last year was recently approved by council, with the large retailer set to occupy half of the existing warehouse space.
Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said he expects positive outcomes for locals, following the business’ opening.
“Playford Council is always happy to see new businesses expand, or new businesses moving into the area,” he said.
“This creates opportunities for jobs and economic growth in our community.
“We are a fast-growing community which needs good employment and a range of services that residents can access.”
The site, which is located next to Munno Para Shopping City, was vacated by Bunnings early last year, following its relocation to the new and larger Munno Para West store, which opened in August 2016.
Mr Docherty said it is pleasing the warehouse will soon be reoccupied, and that the new business will add more life into the already busy shopping area.
“It is good that the building wouldn’t be left empty and that new tenants have been found, which continues to make the Munno Para precinct a vibrant commercial centre within our city,” he said.
A second development application has been received for the remaining half of the warehouse, and is currently under assessment by Playford Council.
The Munno Para site was home to Bunnings since opening in 2007.