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Costco won approval from the Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) in August 2012 to build a 14,000sqm development at North Lakes.
Westfield, one of Australia’s major shopping centres, has appealed the approval by MBRC, arguing that it would be in direct competition with other established shopping centres.
Costco country manager Patrick Noone said “all going well, construction on the North Lakes warehouse would begin in the second half of 2013”.
17 Aug 2009 – Costco opens the first Australian location at Docklands, Victoria. (381 Footscray Road, Docklands, Victoria 3008 Phone: 03 8602 0300)
21 Jul 2011 – Costco Australia expands nationally with the opening of a second location in Auburn, Sydney’s West. (17-21 Parramatta Rd, Lidcombe, NSW 2141 Phone: 02 8756 4600)
22 Jul 2011 – Costco opens the third Australian location at Canberra. (39-41 Mustang Ave, Majura Park – Canberra Airport, ACT 2609 Phone: 02 6246 7500)
Costco is planning to open in Ringwood, VIC
Costco is planning to open in Crossroads, NSW
Number of warehouses at August 2011: 592
- 429 locations in U.S. & Puerto Rico
- 82 locations in Canada
- 32 locations in Mexico
- 22 locations in the United Kingdom
- 8 locations in Taiwan
- 7 locations in Korea
- 9 locations in Japan
- 3 locations in Australia