It’s early doors for Costco
WA’S first Costco could open as early as March, with the American retail giant’s construction more than a month ahead of schedule.
Originally slated for May next year, the discount behemoth at the Perth Airport precinct is now expected to begin trading in the first quarter of next year.
The $55 million project has generated more than 200 construction jobs and will hire about 275 people to staff the store, which is more than triple the size of an average supermarket at 14,000sq m.
Costco Australia managing director Patrick Noone credited the building firm with the expected early completion of the store.
“The construction by Georgiou is going very quickly, very professionally,” he said. “We’re very pleased with it.
“Hopefully it will be before Easter next year.”
Costco members pay up to $60 a year to be able to shop at the company’s warehouses worldwide and buy branded goods in bulk at considerable discount prices. Membership for Perth customers will be available online from November and in store four to six weeks before opening.
Costco CEO Patrick Noone, City of Belmont Mayor Phil Marks and Perth Airport chief corporate services officer Debra Blaskett at the site of the new supermarket.