Bulky Goods directory now out
The BGRA, in conjunction with property economics consultancy firm Deep End Services has just released the third, and largest ever, edition of the Australian Bulky Goods Directory.
This 500+ page directory is the only publication of its kind that brings together key information on the sector, including data on 219 bulky goods/homemaker centres and 20 of the most prominent bulky goods precincts in Australia. For the first time ever the Directory includes contact details for all members of the BGRA.
Bulky Goods Retailers Association’s executive director, Philippa Kelly said the directory is a one stop shop for all bulky goods retailers, centre owners, managers and developers; planners; valuers; governments and service suppliers.
“Over 20 per cent of Australian retail sales are of “bulky goods”, making it second only to the food sector in the retail economy.”
“Directly and indirectly, the bulky goods industry employs more than 391,000 people.
“We form a very significant part of the retail landscape, with more than 30 per cent of all retail floor space dedicated to the sale of bulky goods”, Kelly said.
Justin Ganly, MD of Deep End Services added “that vacancy rates within homemaker centres have edged up from 5.6 per cent to 6.1 per cent, whilst vacancy rates within homemaker precincts have actually decreased from 5.5 per cent to 4.3 per cent. Given the clearly challenging times that have continued for Australian retailers these results are pleasing”.
“A total of 35 pipeline projects totaling 833,755sqm of floor space have been identified,” Ganly said.
In addition to identifying the location of existing homemaker centres and precincts, the directory also identifies centres under development, GLAs, vacancy rates and tenancies.
Directories can be ordered via the BGRA website.