First of 1,000 post holes dug for new selling pens and drafts at Roma Saleyards

These post holes are for the new selling pens and drafts, which will be constructed on the eastern side of the yards.

Councillor Peter Flynn, Portfolio Chair for Roma Saleyards said now that the new workshop has been completed by Brett Pollock Constructions Pty Ltd, construction of the new selling pens and drafts is in full swing.

"With the improvements set to increase productivity, reduce cattle movements and improve cattle flow within the facility, we are looking forward to the completion of these new pens and drafts," Cr Flynn said.

Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said I applaud the Maranoa Regional Council on getting these important works underway which will ultimately benefit the entire community.

"The Queensland Government is proud to play its part through $1.3 million allocated from the job-creating Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program towards Stage 1 of the Roma Saleyards Improvement Plan," Mr Hinchcliffe said.

Completion of Stage 1 is anticipated to be in February 2019 (weather permitting).

The total cost of the Roma Saleyards Improvement Plan – Stage 1 project is approximately $2.173 million.

The Roma Saleyards Improvement Plan – Stage 1 is a joint initiative of Maranoa Regional Council and the Queensland Government. 

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