Federal Member forMaranoa, David Littleproud, announced the funding last week. Across the region,12 BBRF infrastructure projects will be funded through a $21.3 millioninvestment recently secured by Mr Littleproud who believes the saleyardsproject will benefit the cattle industry and its workers now and into thefuture.
“Making the rightinfrastructure investments, like building these eight paddocks at the LongreachSaleyards, brings big benefits to beef producers, truckies, stock agents, ruralbusinesses, and the region,” Mr Littleproud said.
“Beef producerswill have more options in how they look after their cattle at the yards, whichwill be equipped with water, and in dry times, may be able to use the facilityto feed core stock.
“One of my topgoals is to keep improving our infrastructure for the more efficient movementof goods and transport, so we are better connected with customers and markets.
“The $720,000upgrade to the Longreach Saleyards reflects this and builds up an asset thathelps drive industry in the region.
“Investing inwell-equipped infrastructure is a priority because it gives our businessesbetter access to markets and that’s a key goal of mine. That means jobs, growthfor businesses and more opportunities for our future generations.”