Report Released Into Replacement Of Boyanup Saleyards

Report Released Into Replacement Of Boyanup Saleyards

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan

Next Steps For New South-West Saleyards

Victor P Taffa

  • Report into the replacement of the Boyanup saleyards finds considerable support among small producers for a replacement facility
  • Industry forum in 2018 to examine replacement options for saleyards in the South-West

State Government will work with South-West stakeholders on options for new saleyards in the region after releasing a report into the replacement of the Boyanup saleyards.

Report, commissioned by the Western Australian Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) and undertaken by Deloitte Access Economics, found that a South-West livestock facility was seen by stakeholders as particularly important to small livestock producers and was an important social hub for producers in the region.

“There is clear support from South-West producers for a replacement saleyard facility. However, given the tough fiscal environment we face, it will need to be predominantly privately funded.” Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan said.

“We want to gauge interest from the private and local government sectors for the construction, ownership and operation of a future facility.”

However, the report noted a decision on whether to build a new facility would rely on its economic viability. Projected replacement cost is estimated at $20 Million.

Existing Boyanup facility is due to close in 2022 when the current lease with the Shire of Capel expires.

State Government will bring together South-West stakeholders in early 2018 to examine possible next steps for replacement saleyards.