Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan and State Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis today officially opened the new truck wash at the Grafton Saleyards. This will benefit industry and improve outcomes for the environment.
Mr Hogan said the recently completed work is now reducing truck wash wait times and ensuring trucks can be cleaned efficiently before leaving the site.
“The previous single truck wash bay was demolished and replaced with two new bays, one suitable for B-doubles and the other for single-body trucks, with associated waste facilities,” Mr Hogan said.
“Other works included a new shower and toilet facility, an access road upgrade and associated fencing and lighting.”
Mr Gulaptis said truck washes played an important role in ensuring the productivity of the livestock and freight industries.
“This upgrade is a vital part of improving the saleyards for the future and helping local industry grow,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“I’m delighted we have been able to help fund this project as part of our ongoing commitment to improving outcomes for the freight industry.”
Clarence Valley Council Mayor Jim Simmons added, “Freight, transport and logistics are important drivers for our economy and anything that helps these businesses operate more efficiently is welcomed.”
The truck wash upgrade was awarded $319,000, co-funded by the Australian and NSW Governments under the Fixing Country Truck Washes program, and Clarence Valley Council contributed a further $11,500.