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Additional truck wash sites for NSW

New South Wales Roads Minister, Melinda Pavey, has announced more recipients to share the $10 million joint government funding to build new or upgrade existing truck washout facilities across the state. 

During a recent at the NSW Nationals Conference in Broken Hill, Minister Pavey confirmed that a total of 38 applications were received, with 26 getting the final ‘tick of approval’.

Regional suburbs, Cobar, Barellan Road at Narrandera, Cootamundra and Cowra Saleyards, Walcha, Gunnedah, Upper Hunter, Singleton, Liverpool Plains and Broken Hill, will now join Tenterfield in receiving a slice of funding to address bio-security hotspots across NSW.

“It is encouraging that the government has finally taken notice of the lack of available and adequate wash out facilities on key freight routes across NSW,” said Livestock, Bulk and Rural Carriers Association (LBRCA) President, Lynley Miners.

“As an Association, we have stressed time-and-time again that as a State we must be on the front foot and ensure consistent measures are in place to deliver against bio-security, community health and animal welfare requirements, not to mention ensure driver safety and minimise environmental issues.

“It will help to build a strong, reliable freight transport network by focusing on hotspots where truck washing facilities and effluent disposal don’t currently meet the needs of truck operators, especially livestock carriers,” Minister Pavey said.

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