Stage two of the NRLX upgrade is progressing well. A significant portion of framework has been erected, with the first sections of roofing to be installed this week.

A new double-loading ramp was installed, providing direct access to the first stage of the new transit cattle yards. This new ramp will be equipped with on ramp Aleis scanners and gate control will be operated via AVDATA keys. There are currently four new transit yards of 400m2 each.

The new maintenance shed is also nearing completion. This will improve operational efficiency and allow for storage of appropriate stock levels of spare parts and equipment to maintain the new NRLX facility.

The $7 million stage two redevelopment is wholly funded by the NSW Government.

Further planning and consultation has resulted in some significant changes to the upgrade, which now includes:

  • Complete design revision for the scale area upgrade in consultation with the Casino Auctioneers Association Inc (CAAI)
  • New crush with veterinary gate to be installed to the existing Stage One area
  • DIP yard design alterations following operational improvements worked between NRLX and CAAI
  • Requirements for full perimeter fire access road
  • Electrical transformer upgrades
  • Weighbridge systems upgrades
  • Stormwater infrastructure improvements resulting in a new 744kl tank
  • Additional water storage adjacent the truck wash including new high pressure low volume pumps
  • Improvements to the holding yard design
  • Expanded administration building, including a new buyers’ lounge.

Richmond Valley Council and NRLX management are grateful for the opportunity to submit proposals for funding to both the State and Federal governments, and our success is a good indication of our relationship with our local Members of Parliament and government agencies.