The $7.59 million dollar project set to be undertaken by J Hutchinson Pty Ltd will take place in 3 stages, including:
- Stage 1 - Construction of the Multi-Purpose Facility which includes an administration centre, amenities, canteen and the Interpretive Centre is anticipated to be completed by December 2019 with fitout works to begin after construction works are completed.
- Stage 2 – Demolition of existing buildings
- Stage 3 – The construction of the Stud Stock Selling arena which will seat 225 people and will provide state of the art audio visual facilities.
All three stages are anticipated to be completed by February 2020 (weather permitting).
Councillor Peter Flynn, Portfolio Chair of the Roma Saleyards said this is a very exciting time for not only the beef industry but also the Maranoa region. It is set to be a huge project and will be very rewarding once complete.
"As this project has been in the pipeline for some time, seeing it come to life is sensational and something that a lot of people are looking forward to seeing," Cr Flynn said.
"The Roma Saleyards is a major part of our regional identity and this Multi-Purpose Facility will bring the Saleyards into the 21st Century, complementing Australia's largest selling centre."
The construction of the Multi-Purpose Facility will see the region's history, including the Roma Saleyards and beef industry, showcased in the Interpretive Centre.
Funding for this project has been provided by the Australian Government ($3,961,482), the Queensland Government under Building our Regions ($3,698,983), Saleyards Reserves ($324,855) and the balance from Maranoa Regional Council.