EXCLUSIVE Revealed: Woman, 50, 'arrested for sitting on bench' is Covid conspiracy theorist who believes... 'He needs a slap!' Bunnings Begs To Stay Open In Victoria During Lockdown Because It's 'Essential'. 'Home improvement retailers worldwide have been classed as essential as our industry plays an important role in providing necessary products for customers to keep their homes and businesses safe and secure.'. Bunnings' landlord has shown resilience amid the harsh retail market conditions and said its underlying tenant had a solid business model that would provide rental growth in the coming year. ... Bunnings stores will remain open for all customers. When did shoppers stop following the rules? All Rights Reserved. Metcash, which supplies the largest independent network of hardware retailers, including Mitre 10 and Home Timber and Hardware, has joined the plea. The quantity surveyor's son who plotted a Nazi atrocity at 16: Middle class teenager who became Britain's... 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Bunnings has called for the hardware sector to be classified as an essential service after Melbourne was plunged into a Stage 4 lockdown on Sunday. From midnight on Wednesday, most non-essential stores closed their doors to the public for six weeks in a bid to contain the coronavirus spread. What time does Bunnings Warehouse open in New Zealand. Individual nurseries are posting their alert level 3 status on this public Facebook group . Bunnings supports approximately 170,000 Victorian small businesses across a whole range of sectors. Check your local store's trading hours.. Our stores will be busier than usual during … Bunnings also reported yesterday that for Drive & Collect orders, customers can select a convenient pick up time online when their order is ready to collect. Mr Schneider also thanked the Victorian Government for recognising the important role of these Victorian small businesses, “and we look forward to helping them get access to the products that they need.”. 'Our stores are a key provider of what’s necessary in terms of safety for the population, that includes products like masks, cleaning and hygiene products,' said a spokesperson. Giving us strength to draw on: He's inspired millions with his simple messages of hope. Pictured: Metcash says independent hardware retailers supply industries including education, aged care and agriculture. From next Tuesday, major players Kings Plant Barn, Bunnings and Mitre 10 garden centres will be open. Does lockdown really need to get tougher? We continue to provide you with clear safety guidelines and encourage physical distancing in-store. She's been sliced, diced and decapitated. Bunnings MD, Michael Schneider said its products are vital to essential services and its doors should remain open. 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