RICHMOND Valley Council has released a short video on what can be expected at the completion of the $14 million upgrade to the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange in Casino, northern New South Wales.
The upgrade has been subject to much controversy with Richmond Valley Council cancelling sales two weeks running last month, following Casino livestock agents' opposition to its imposition of new fees to help pay for the major upgrade.
An unhappy compromise was made between auctioneers and the management over a proposed new fee structure.
The upgrade will include:
- Floor area 10,200 square metres
- Roof area 11,400 square metres 150m X 70m
- Two semi automatic four way drafts and eight new drafting pens enabling separation of man and beast
- 12 new dual purpose mustering or selling pens adjacent to draft
- 50 new selling pens
- Rail, gate and trough upgrade in existing selling pens
- 150mm of soft flooring throughout selling and mustering pens. Stamped concrete in draft area.
- New LED lighting throughout and IT fitout
- Dust suppression sprays over soft floor
- Stormwater roof collection to 400KL tank
- Perimeter security fence
- Weighbridge lead in reconfiguration
- Floor reconfiguration to 40% of existing holding yards
- CCTV coverage across the site
- All additions to match or exceed Stage 1 quality
- Design continuation of Stage 1 roof 15,000 square metres 150m X 100m
- 10,000 square metres of soft floor at 150 mm thickness
- Replace drinking troughs and pipes
- LED lighting and spotlights
- Extensive steelwork upgrade to rails and gates
- Additional selling pens and bull selling pens
- Loadout upgrade, soft floor, scanners on ramps and cameras
- 100 space carpark and roadworks
- Additional 400KL rainwater tank and / or dam option
- Upgrades and refurbishment to amenities, canteen, scale house
- Additional agents offices and area for buyers
- Improvements to railway yards to handle transit cattle with ramp, scanner and fencing
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