Tasmania has seen 80 new jobs created from the opening of $43 million Bunnings superstore, as well as maintaining 100 existing jobs from the closing Moonah Bunnings.

Located at the Hobart Show Grounds in Glenorchy, the new superstore is almost twice the size of Tasmania’s first Bunnings store in Moonah.

Within the next two years, Bunnings will invest a further $77 million to create three more warehouses in the state, adding to the four existing warehouses, a store and a trade centre.

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman said Bunnings is one of Australia’s most established brands and after 16 years of operating in Tasmania, he is happy to see it expand.

“This is a major investment and another step forward in the jobs-creating expansion of Australia’s largest household hardware chain,” Mr Hodgman said.

“Investments like this will help to ensure our economy continues to build on the momentum gained in the past year.”

Bunnings plans to open warehouses in Kingston, Devonport and Mornington, creating 550 jobs during the construction stage and 300 jobs once construction is complete.