Retail update

New trade centre at Petrie's Mitre 10 Dubbo branch

Global paint manufacturer DuluxGroup is expanding its presence in North Queensland with the opening of a large store and facilities in Garbutt

Petrie's Mitre 10 has had a presence in Dubbo (NSW) since 2020 after taking over Brennan's Mitre 10 which had been serving the area for more than four decades. It plans to open a trade centre in August this year and expects to fill a gap in materials pick-up options for local tradies

Dubbo branch manager Brad Petrie and his team understand that the pickup function at the store on Macquarie Street is not reflective of what they could achieve because it is a small space. He told Dubbo Photo News:

We're opening a trade centre to offer a wider range of product and provide more efficiency with easier access for builders to be able to pick up what they need.

Mr Petrie said it will also have a sales hub for specialised orders and delivery options.

The main intention is for builders to pull up before they go to work in the mornings, or throughout the day, and pick up the stock they need.
We know builders need their stocks or products as soon as possible without much preparation or planning, so our role is to be able to supply to multiple builders and get the job done.

In addition to the Dubbo outlet, the Petrie name is attached to Mitre 10 stores in Orange, Mudgee, Bathurst, Port Macquarie, Young, Coffs Harbour, Taree and Gunnedah.

Related: The Petrie Group took over Brennan's Mitre 10 store in 2020

Brennan's rebadged as Petries Mitre 10 Dubbo - HNN Flash #16, July 2020


The paint company is taking over a over a large showroom in Garbutt (QLD), according to the Townsville Bulletin. It is located next door to Clark Rubber and adjacent to retail premises being established for Nick Scali, on Dalrymple Road.

DuluxGroup regional sales manager Andrew Pyne said the company would more than double its stocks of paint in Townsville to meet the needs of customers and reduce constraints caused by road closures during natural disasters such as the recent floods in south east Queensland and NSW. He told the Townsville Bulletin:

We've outgrown our previous site. We needed more space to service our customer needs in Townsville and North Queensland.
We see the city and region as a growth market. This will be the best paint store in North Queensland.

Dulux has reconfigured the fully airconditioned property to create a 920sqm showroom and warehouse. A new spray centre will offer sales, hire and service as well as stock a larger range of parts and accessories.

Mr Pyne said the property had more parking for customers and improved access for deliveries. It will have a business centre for trade customers and be a hub for protective coatings for the industrial and mining sectors.

Ben Wheeler of Colliers Townsville said the property is located in the retail hub of Garbutt which is attracting large retail businesses.

Related: DuluxGroup became part of Japan's Nippon Paint Holdings in 2019

Nippon Paint: The Inside Story - HI News 5.3, August 2019
  • Sources: Dubbo Photo News and Townsville Bulletin
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