Bunnings likely to return to Inglewood after store fire

Fire crews at the scene of the Inglewood Bunnings fire on February 26. Picture: Mark Donaldson
Fire crews at the scene of the Inglewood Bunnings fire on February 26. Picture: Mark Donaldson

BUNNINGS is likely to return to Inglewood.

The Beaufort Street store burnt to the ground on February 26, just as the Monday night markets was wrapping up.

Arson Squad has determined the blaze was not deliberately lit.

Bunnings chief operating officer Debbie Poole confirmed the company was “continuing to work with the landowner to rebuild the Bunnings Inglewood store”.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank locals for their support and let them know we hope to return to the Inglewood community,” she said.

An Aldi spokeswoman confirmed there were no plans to snatch up the site for one of its own stores.

She said plans were still going ahead for a store on Tenth Avenue.

“We are planning to redevelop the 96 Tenth Avenue site for a new store, which we envisage will open in 2019,” she said.

“We are eager to bring our unique shopping experience and unbeatable value to more West Australians, and will update the community as our plans progress.”

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