Costco finding a home in Epping has long been discussed, but this week has seen a positive step from discussion to development when the Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Innovation Frank McGuire joined Whittlesea councilors for the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Epping Costco.

Pacific Epping, which owns the land that the American discounter will be built on, has begun upgrading and building a number of roads around the 13,788sq m store site.

Roadworks include an extension of Childs Rd, through Deveny Rd to Edgars Rd.

Whittlesea Council approved the $30 million Costco store in 2013, however, building works are just now underway and with the store being due to open until 2018.

When complete the store will create 250 full-time jobs and sell almost everything from cradles to coffins.

Epping Costco Ground Breaking Ceremony. Image via Whittlesea Leader

Epping Costco Ground Breaking Ceremony. Image via Whittlesea Leader