“It has been a long and difficult six months for all involved, and so it is good to have a way forward,” Cr Flynn said.
“There has certainly been some robust discussions, but it is important now to commence work on the specific feedback provided to us during the recent consultation and examine each of the issues on their merits.”
Cr Flynn today gave credit to Saleyards Advisory Committee members who have also been in the spotlight over recent months.
“In any organisation or community group, it is always very difficult to get people to come forward and volunteer their time and experience, so we have been very fortunate to have experienced people willing to commit their time for the betterment of the Saleyards.”
“I would particularly like to thank James Stinson whose experience with Saleyards extends to well over a decade, including representation at a State level. He was also instrumental in the formation of the current Australian Livestock Markets Association.”
“We will be hard pressed to find someone with such extensive industry experience.”
Cr Flynn also recognised Margie Neill who has been part of the Advisory Committee during multiple terms and thanked her for her past contributions.
“I know that a lot has been said recently about the Advisory Committee and its membership, however, we need to not lose sight of the significant contribution of time and experience volunteered by various members over the years. We remain extremely grateful for their contribution.”
“We recognise though that it is important to be open to new ways of consulting and gaining broader input from all stakeholders, and I look forward to the opportunities that input will bring.” Cr Flynn said.