Peak livestock transport bodies have this week inspected potential sites for a new roadside effluent disposal facility on the Newell Highway near Forbes in NSW.
Livestock, Bulk and Rural Carriers Association (LBRCA) president Paul Pulver, Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) executive director Mat Munro, and ALRTA project officer Sue Davies in Forbes were all in Forbes to investigate further.
The trio first met with Forbes Shire Council director of engineering, Richard Jane, and other staff to consider technical, regulatory and funding challenges applicable to the project proposal.
ALRTA says discussions centred around two possible sites on the south side of town, and one new proposal on the north side.
“Each site has different opportunities and challenges relating to ingress/egress, hard stand, access to utilities and disposal options. While good progress is being made, there is still plenty of work to do to finalise a site, draw up plans, seek funding and construct the facility,” ALRTA said in a communication that went out today.
“ALRTA has already worked with local partners to construct Victorian sites that are now operational in Horsham and Mount Gambier. A third site is under construction in Warrnambool.”