IKEA Construction With No Delay0
After years of delay due to planning complexity and Moreton Bay Council wrangling with Westfield over paid parking, it is finally official and work has commenced on IKEA North Lakes.
In March, Council resolved it’s action against Westfield over paid parking after seeking independent advice and weighing up the cost to the public associated with pursuing the matter, against possible outcomes. Council decided that the cost would be too high and dropped the matter.
With that behind us, we will be pushing trolleys around flat-pack heaven sooner than you can say, “that’ll be $10.00 for parking please”.
Only the second Queensland store, the new Ikea North Lakes will be located next to Westfield and you can rest assured that it will offer everything you would expect from a full service Ikea store.
Completion is expected as early as the second half of 2016, in perfect timing with the completion of the Moreton Bay Rail Link and the store will provide around 250 local jobs.
A 12,000 square metre showroom and market hall
A 450+ seat IKEA Restaurant
1,000 car parking spaces
Swedish Food Market
Recruitment for North Lakes will shortly begin across all areas of the store, including furniture showroom, check-outs, sales, IKEA restaurant, children’s play areas, warehouse, as well as positions in interior design, visual merchandising and management.
Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland said Ikea’s second Queensland store would provide one of the biggest boosts to the region in the next few years and predicted shoppers would travel from the greater Brisbane region and the Sunshine Coast.