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Councillor message - W4Q Dalrymple Saleyards - Cr Bernie Robertson

 

During 2018, Council undertook major infrastructure development works at the Dalrymple Saleyards to facilitate an increase to the holding capacity for live export cattle.
 
The infrastructure works included the construction of four live export cattle holding yards, a laneway network and two water tanks with a storage capacity to hold one million litres of water. 
 
Other works included stock water troughs, a water pipe network, erection of a stock-proof fence and the purchase of a diesel-powered water pump.
 
The $162,000 infrastructure works were fully funded by the Works for Queensland Program, an initiative of the Queensland Government.
 
The Dalrymple Saleyards is an important asset to the Charters Towers Region and competes to be the third largest cattle handling facility in Queensland. 
 
To ensure this important asset continues to meet the needs of the cattle industry and other stakeholders, Council has chosen to allocate a further $100,000 from the 2019-2021 Works for Queensland funding to refurbish the stadium at the saleyards.
 
Works will include enclosing the western bay, sandblasting and repainting of the steps and ramps.
By upgrading and maintaining our important assets we’ll consequently support the long-term economic growth and development of local businesses.
 
Economic development is one of Council’s priority areas of focus. Council will continue to strive to ensure Council assets are used in a manner that benefits the entire Region and grazing and associated industries are key to our prosperity.
 
- Councillor Bernie Robertson
 
OGG 2 Sept 2019