The truck wash at Gunnedah Saleyards will be closed from Tuesday, May 3, for the construction phase of the precinct upgrade.
The closure is due to the renewal of the truck wash that is part of the saleyards upgrade, which will deliver a new state-of-the-art truck wash facility.
The current facility will be closed for up to 20 weeks.
An alternate site was considered for the duration of the construction period, however, due to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) licence requirements and the truck wash’s proximity to a flood plain, a Gunnedah Shire Council spokesperson said there was not a feasible solution.
“The decision to close the truck wash was not made lightly,” the spokesperson added.
“Consultation has taken place with the Gunnedah Stock and Station Agents Association (GSSA) and transport operators as the project has progressed.
“An opening date for the new truck wash will be announced when it has been confirmed by the contractor.”
The saleyards are receiving an upgrade thanks to a $14 million investment from the NSW government and $3.55 million from Gunnedah Shire Council.