Food industry design specialist, Wiley has been awarded a construction tender for the Singleton Regional Livestock Market upgrade.
Wiley will undertake a range of works including installing a roof over the Northern Yards selling area, upgrading walkways to comply with structural standards, updating onsite services and amenities such as electrical, hydraulics and fire services, installing rainwater harvest tanks and upgrading the intersection leading to the Gresford Road facility.
Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter, announced the tender result.
“Beef production is big business in Singleton for both our local famers and suppliers, and the wider NSW economy,” Johnsen said.
“This upgrade will allow the Singleton Regional Livestock Market to meet the current demands of local beef producers and provide the infrastructure for the growth of this vital industry.”
Wiley Managing Director, Tom Wiley said the company was proud to be supporting the upgrade and helping secure the future of the agricultural community.
“We are looking forward to the construction phase and working closely with the local community,” he said.
The NSW Government provided $6m in funding for the project under the Restart NSW Resources for Regions program, which aims to support regional communities that are related to mining. In addition, Singleton Council contributed another $1.73m.
Construction works are expected to commence by early May.