We FINALLY Know When Melbournes Newest CostCo Will Open!
Construction of the long-awaited Costco store in Epping has finally begun.
Locals have been long wondering when the construction will start, amid rumours that the plans had been scrapped.
However, the US retailer has gone ahead and started building the store nearly three years after it gained approval from Whittlesea council.
A spokeswoman for Costco has said the store is planning to open by mid-2018 but no further details were provided.
The new development is tipped to provide the local area with 210 new jobs and 746 car park spaces.
It was forecast to increase the number of visitors to Epping by up to 700,000 trips each year once open, when the original planning submission was accepted.