Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) has resolved to provide $6,000 to carry out repairs and an upgrade to the truck wash controller at the facility located at the old saleyards precinct. The repairs are necessary following damage to the unit which placed the facility out of use.
“LPSC has continued to operate the truck wash facility since the closure of the saleyards some years ago as a service to allow fundamental gross truck washing activities to local truck operators. Council also receives revenue from non-local operators who also utilise the site,” said LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope.
“Looking to the longer term, Council is investigating the availability of grant funding that might be available to relocate and upgrade the present facility. Its current location is within the footprint of proposed Stage 2 works for the Emergency Services Precinct currently being developed,” he said.
“While Council realises the importance of the facility to the truck industry, which is itself vital to the local economy, we will require substantial assistance from other tiers of government to find the $170,000 required for a modern facility.
“This would include easy access for B-doubles, compliant effluent treatment facilities, sealed all weather access, increased water performance and signage on major roads to attract additional external users,” he continued.
“Council staff have put together a good submission to accompany a request for funding. Wash-down facilities play a vital role in vehicle productivity and maintenance, as well as protecting NSW’s biosecurity. Modern facilities remove bottlenecks that constrain logistic businesses and protect NSW against the spread of weeds and disease,” he concluded.