Casino Saleyards Redevelopment

26 November 2018

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Client: Richmond Valley Council
Location: Casino, New South Wales, Australia
Facility: Redevelopment of the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange
Scope: Supply and delivery of site design, architecture, engineering and project management services

Council’s vision is to advance a resilient and robust economy in the region; which reflects a strong sense of community, successful businesses and a healthy environment.
Council aims to protect and improve the quality of life for their community, and for future generations.

Business value created for Richmond Valley Council
The Federal Government kick started the Casino Saleyards development with a $3.5 million grant under the Stronger Regions Fund. This grant was matched by the Richmond Valley Council.

Wiley’s meat and construction industry specialists worked collaboratively with key stakeholders to increase the facility’s operational efficiencies. The new roof , flooring system and selling area provided agents and buyers with a significantly-improved facility in which to conduct business. The upgraded facility protects users of the sale yards from the weather conditions and provides vastly-improved animal welfare conditions.

Council valued Wiley’s comprehensive experience in saleyards developments and the red meat industry to ensure an efficient and cost-effective project solution was achieved.

Compelling need for the project
Richmond Valley Council identified that the Casino saleyards required upgrade to improve Workplace Health and Safety, animal welfare, operational efficiencies and long-term viability.

The challenging scope Wiley delivered

The project was delivered in two phases to allow for continual operations to the sale yards.Phase one included upgrade works in the holding yards, relocation of a manual crush, storm-water connection and site preparation for the tank installation.

Phase two works includes:

  • Removal and storage of existing roof over receival area
  • Removal of rails, gates and fences in receival area
  • Clearing and grubbing of Delivery Area
  • Installation of 400kl tank and associated storm-water connections
  • Redesign and construction of new multipurpose pens in the receival area
  • Drilling of bored piers and construction of the structural steel frame with associated concrete works
  • Construction of roof , sound insulation, electrical and data cabling, CCTV,LED lighting
  • Construction of semi-automated four-way drafts

Other works focused on the completion of the drafts, the receival area and the new selling pens on the eastern end of the facility and the refurbishment of the selling pens at the western end.

“If you are one of the 1,200 people employed by the meatworks, a cattle producer, or a small business in the region, this redevelopment is great news, as the upgrade will ensure Casino remains the regional centre for this industry, thereby helping job security.” Kevin Hogan MP, Federal Member for Page.

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