Councillor Peter Flynn, Portfolio Chair for the Roma Saleyards said with 50 years of operation a significant milestone, Council wanted to mark the occasion with a special 50th Anniversary Store Sale.
"This Roma Saleyards' 50th Anniversary Store Sale will be an opportunity to acknowledge the vision and foresight of the Roma Bungil Showgrounds & Saleyards Board to start what has become the largest cattle selling centre in Australia," Cr Flynn said.
"The sale also allows Council to thank our vendors, buyers and agents for their continued support of the Roma Saleyards. With the prolonged drought conditions hitting cattle producers in our region and beyond, we are hoping this 50% reduction in fees will offer some financial relief to our valued facility users."
"Council has also decided that on this day we will be officially opening the Roma Saleyards Improvement Plan Stage 1, which includes 156 selling pens and two drafts."
"Council will be welcoming many current and former users of the complex and expecting a large turnout for this milestone event!"
Council will be hosting a BBQ lunch to celebrate on the day.
The total cost of the Roma Saleyards Improvement Plan – Stage 1 project was approximately $2.173 million.
The Roma Saleyards Improvement Plan – Stage 1 is a joint initiative of Maranoa Regional Council and the Queensland Government.