With works underway on Stage 1 of the Roma Saleyards Improvement Plan, local contractor Brett Pollock Constructions Pty Ltd is determined to keep it local.
Considering the positive impact on Roma and therefore the wider Maranoa community, owner Brett Pollock says he speaks for the workforce when he expresses his delight that the tender for Stage 1 of the project was awarded to a local business.
“This project will involve a team of 15 local employees including sub-contractors over the construction period.”
“Additionally, all steel and materials are being sourced from locally owned businesses.”
Work on the new workshop is underway, with the pouring of the slab having taken place in recent weeks.
The team anticipate the workshop will be complete by early June (weather permitting).
The construction of the new selling pens and drafts on the eastern side of the yards are set to commence once the workshop is completed.
And the new selling pens and drafts will make way for additional receival/delivery yards on the western side of the yards.
The Roma Saleyards Improvement Plan – Stage 1 is a joint initiative of Maranoa Regional Council and the Queensland Government. The total cost of the Roma Saleyards Improvement Plan – Stage 1 project is approximately $2.173 million.