Council and Community Working Together

Client: Western Downs Regional Council (WDRC)
Location: Dalby, Queensland, Australia
Scope overview: Design and construct a new undercover saleyard facility
Facility: Regional Saleyards Redevelopment
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Project Description

The Dalby Saleyards is one of the largest one-day centres in Australia, with an annual throughput of over 200,000 head of cattle and up to 10 operators conducting their business from the facility.

This redevelopment illustrates how Western Downs Regional Council (WDRC), Wiley and the local community worked closely together to deliver a saleyard facility that complied with animal welfare standards.

The challenging scope that Wiley delivered:
Wiley was engaged to design and construct a new undercover saleyard facility including automated drafting facilities, improved lighting and holding pens; compliant with a range of legislative, welfare, operational and environmental factors.

The overall design considered the RSPCA’s Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare Policy and the recommendations outlined by Dr Temple Grandin, a global authority on livestock behaviour, design of facilities and humane slaughter.