A brand new truck wash at Warialda is set to benefit those travelling through NSW’s Gwydir Shire, offering various services to the region’s heavy vehicle operators.
“The Warialda truck wash facility lets our freight operators take a break from long journeys and give their heavy vehicles a decent clean,” said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack.
“The Australian Government will continue to roll out these types of major projects across the nation under our record $110 billion infrastructure investment pipeline, which is laying the foundations for economic recovery as we charter a course out of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the new truck wash gave the local trucking industry a place where stock effluent could be removed from trucks and trailers in an environmentally-friendly fashion.
“The facility provides a huge benefit to the broader community through the removal of stock effluent from town streets, rural roads and other areas where effluent tanks were traditionally emptied,” Toole said.
“With the amount of freight moved across NSW expected to increase by 12 percent to 286 million tonnes by 2036, the NSW Government is investing $543 million into our Fixing Country Roads program to unlock regional job opportunities in construction, and upgrade freight routes to save time and deliver smoother, safer and more efficient bridges and roads.”
Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton said the new truck wash was a great win for the local trucking and agricultural community.
“This project is about supporting our stock carriers to improve their efficiency and truck cleanliness, which I know has been widely welcomed by the Warialda community,” Coulton said.
State Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall added, “As a freight hub located on one of Australia’s biggest transport routes, Warialda is a natural choice for improved infrastructure.
“Delivering this truck wash shows the NSW Government’s commitment to helping our primary production industries and vital freight network that the North West – and so many other regional areas – rely upon to keep economies ticking.”
Members of the trucking community with an Avdata key can now access the truck wash facility.
The truck wash forms part of the overall Warialda high productivity vehicle project, which has been jointly funded under Round Five of the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.