Community is invited to be informed on the future of the saleyards
A COMMUNITY information session hosted by Richmond Valley Council at 5.30pm on Monday, May 9 will discuss options for the future operations of the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange.
Earlier this year councillors authorised general manager Vaughan Macdonald to prepare an open tender for various options to redevelop the saleyards, which would include a probity plan and longterm financial implications of each option.
Mr Macdonald said the Casino saleyards played an important role in the community, with the livestock industry having a positive economic impact on the region.
He said the future redevelopment of the yards was an important focus area for council.
Richmond Valley Mayor Ernie Bennett said ongoing investment in the saleyard’s infrastructure was a must if Casino wanted to continue to lead the way in selling prime cattle.
Cr Bennett said local farmers, transport companies and selling agents would benefit from an improved facility, as would local businesses.
The information session at the Casino Community and Cultural Centre will outline a number of options and the financial implications of each to give key stakeholders and the community the opportunity to have their say on this important issue.