According to Masters website the first store in ACT is scheduled to open in July 2012. The below picture was taken on March 24 and as you can see construction seems well progressed.
The store is located in Majura Park, on Majura Rd, next to the Costco. This area, in the vicinity the Canberra International Airport, north of Canberra, has been heavily developed with the construction of shops such as Trade Secret, swimming school Kingswim. A Woolworth is due to open sometime soon too. [Update 29/03/2012 Woolworth grand opening was today at 8am]
As far as kitchen appliances are concerned Masters seems to carry nice and popular brands like Bosch, Whirlpool, Fisher & Paykel, Westinghouse, Chef, Panasonic, Samsung. There are brands I’m less familiar with, for example Venini or Prossimo.
In the bathroom section I’ve noticed a couple of nice bathroom vanity units especially a pretty wall hung unit at a rather reasonable price.
I definitely look forward to visiting the store when it’s open. The new Masters store will be closer to my place than the closest Bunnings. As a weekend handyman I can’t wait to check out their range of hand tools and power tools, workbenches and the like.
If you’ve shopped at Masters I’d love to hear from your experience in the comment section.