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New Dalby Washdown Facility to safeguard region’s biosecurity

18 January 2016

Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Ray Brown, Spokesperson for Environmental Health Councillor Greg Olm, and Wiley Business Operations Manager for Regional Queensland Michael Matthewson officially open to new Dalby Washdown Facility

Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Ray Brown, Spokesperson for Environmental Health Councillor Greg Olm, and Wiley Business Operations Manager for Regional Queensland Michael Matthewson officially open to new Dalby Washdown Facility

 Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Ray Brown and Councillors officially open the newly constructed Dalby Washdown Facility.

Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Ray Brown and Councillors officially open the newly constructed Dalby Washdown Facility.

Marking a significant step towards the achievement of Western Downs Regional Council’s Washdown Facility Strategy, today Mayor Ray Brown and Councillors officially opened the newly constructed Dalby Washdown Facility located at the Dalby Regional Saleyards @ Western Downs.

  • As part of Council’s Washdown Facility Strategy the new state-of-the-art washdown bay joins facilities in Chinchilla and Wandoan in helping to safeguard the region’s biosecurity;
  • The Dalby Washdown Facility was funded by Western Downs Regional Council, with some funding received by the Dalby Saleyards through the Redevelopment Project Royalties for the Regions subsidy program;
  • The brand new facility is able to service all vehicle types, including large livestock transport vehicles, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
  • Customers will need an Avdata Key to access the new facility, which can be purchased from any of Council’s Customer Service Centres.

Spokesperson for Environmental Health Councillor Greg Olm said that the completion of the third washdown facility which caters for livestock vehicles is an extremely exciting addition to the Dalby Regional Saleyards, the town of Dalby and surrounding districts and our region as a whole.

“With facilities at Chinchilla, Wandoan and now Dalby, Council’s commitment to improving services and facilities within the region are strongly supported,” he said.

“The most recently constructed facility takes the tally to three, completing a washdown ‘hat-trick’ for our region with construction exceeding industry standards resulting in user-friendly and high performing facilities.

“These washdown facilities are integral in assisting to defend our region against weed seed spread and in the overall protection of the viability of our agricultural industry.”

For more information regarding any of Council’s washdown facilities contact Council’s Environmental Health Department on 1300 COUNCIL or visit Council’s Pest Management page.

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