Friday, July 26, 2024

New state-of-the-art truck wash for Euroa Saleyards

Strathbogie Shire Council is set to commence the construction of a new state-of-the-art
truck wash at the Euroa saleyards in early July.

A contract for the project, valued at $642,000, was awarded at the May Council meeting to Miepol Pty Ltd, a company based in Geelong.

The Council undertook four competitive tenders for the truck wash project, refining the design each time to align with the approved Council Budget.

Administrator, Peter Stephenson acknowledged the concerted efforts of Council officers and
the Euroa Saleyard Committee in making the double bay truck wash a reality.

“This truck wash will have so many benefits for our truck owners, so I am pleased to see it
under construction,” added Mr Stephenson.

Project Details and Benefits

  • Double Bay Design: The new truck wash will feature a drive-through double bay,
    catering to B-double trucks. This design is expected to expedite the washing process
    significantly, eliminating the need for drivers to reverse their long trucks in and out, as
    required by the old facility.
  • Community and Environmental Benefits: The improved truck wash addresses
    modern necessities and is anticipated to benefit the stock carrying community and
    local truck owners. It is also expected to attract more livestock carriers to Euroa, who
    need to wash down their trucks to meet biodiversity requirements.
    Access and Funding
  • Access Restrictions: Users of the facilities are recommended to access the
    facilities from Graham Street, Sutherland Street and Euroa-Shepparton Road to
    avoid the construction area, with users advised to consider potential delays when
    accessing the saleyards via Boundary Road North. Contractors will limit restrictions
    on sale days and the day preceding sale day to try and limit the disruption at these
    times.
  • Funding: The project received a significant financial boost with $165,000 allocated
    by the Council, supported by funding from the Federal Government’s Drought
    Communities Program in 2020.

Council says the new facility is set to enhance operational efficiency and environmental compliance, contributing positively to the local agricultural infrastructure and community.

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