Things are moving along at the new Aldi site on Takalvan Street, with plans well under way and signage soon to be placed.
Approved by Bundaberg Regional Council in 2018, the development is situated on land adjacent Hervey Norman and Stockland Shopping Centre.
Once complete, the new store will include more than 100 car parking spaces, five bicycle spaces and a loading dock.
Aldi is one of the world’s largest grocery/retail companies, with its first store opening at Essen, Germany, in 1948.
It now operates in 16 countries with more than 7500 stores worldwide.
The first Australian store opened in 2001 with the Bundaberg Region home to a number of outlets including in Bargara, Kepnock and the CBD.
While the Takalvan Street store itself will be new, it won't be an addition to the amount already on offer in the region.
Aldi on Takalvan will replace the Avoca Aldi store, on Bolewski and Johnston Streets, when it opens by the end of the year.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said a major worldwide company like Aldi showing commitment to the Bundaberg Region was a positive sign.
“Aldi is extremely popular within our Bundaberg community and this new development shows they are willing to expand in our region, continuing to provide for locals while boosting the economy and local jobs,” he said.
“The new store is situated on Takalvan Street within the major activity centre in Bundaberg West.
“The store will add to an already growing and bustling retail precinct, with Stockland Shopping Centre and Harvey Norman right at the door and the ever-growing Johanna Boulevard just a stones throw away.”
In January 2001, the first Australian Aldi store commenced trading and since then Aldi has opened more than 460 stores in Australia.
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