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17 May 2019

Mitre 10 Oamaru is set to double in size over the coming year with a $18million investment. The new 6,000sqm Mitre 10 MEGA store will open on Dee Street in 2020 boasting an expanded offering for trade and retail customers. 

Mitre 10 Oamaru owner-operator Simon Lye says he’s excited for the important role that the larger format store will play in the bright future of the local community.  

“We are excited to be bringing a Mitre 10 MEGA to the Waitaki district, providing a more comprehensive home improvement offer to the community including extended and new product ranges and a fully serviced trade offer, as well as amenities like the Columbus Café and playground for local families,” says Mr Lye.

Mitre 10 has been servicing the local community for more than 25 years, moving twice over that time to larger premises to meet the needs of the growing Oamaru population. 

“We will be investing $18 million to increase the footprint of the store to 6000sqm, making it well over double its current size. Once complete, we will need to employ a further 20 team members, in a mix of full and part time roles. This will see our team grow to more than 60 people. 

“We are looking forward to being even more involved in the community, including bringing to Oamaru the famous Mitre 10 weekend sausage sizzle to support community fundraising” says Mr Lye.

Early works on the site in Dee Street has begun, and Mr Lye says “we’re tracking towards opening in early 2020, but that’s a long way out yet and we will have a better idea closer to the time.”

Mitre 10 is a co-operative of 83 locally owned and operated Mitre 10 and Mitre 10 MEGA stores across New Zealand.