Coalition commits to stage three of Euroa Saleyard redevelopment, if elected
THE Liberal Nationals Coalition has committed to fund the third stage of the Euroa Saleyards redevelopment if elected to government at the November 24 state election.
Deputy leader of The Nationals and local member Steph Ryan (MLA, Euroa) will make the $325,000 announcement for stage three of the project at today’s sale.
Key features of stage three development will include further roofing over pens, new pens in the existing pen area, new scales and relocation of the D1 loading ramp.
Ms Ryan emphasised tht agriculture remains one of the biggest industries in the region, employing more than 800 residents.
“The Euroa saleyards can handle up to 3500 head of cattle a day, making it a major hub for farmers and buyers across our region,” Ms Ryan said.
“With 14 cattle sales a year, including the signature Black Angus Feature sales, the Euroa sale yards helps our farmers get their product to market.
“Stages one and two underpinned the saleyard’s ongoing operation in Euroa while three will cement its reputation as the best place to buy and sell cattle.”
Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Leader of The Nationals, Peter Walsh, said The Nationals were committed to investing in the infrastructure farmers need to boost their productivity and profitability.
“This commitment will also provide tangible benefits for the township of Euroa, with local businesses such as cafes and bakeries benefiting significantly on sale days,” Mr Walsh said.
“Steph has been a strong advocate for the saleyards and The Nationals are proud to make this commitment to Euroa.”