As livestock saleyards are a considerable contributor to the local economy, Forbes Shire Council recognised the need to replace and upgrade its old sheep saleyards, and to consolidate operations on one site. Council saw that investment in new facilities would:
- Ensure the continued growth of saleyard operations;
- Attract business investment to the area; and
- Strengthen Forbes’ reputation as a regional livestock hub.
Following the development of the cattle saleyards, Council established that several risk elements of the development process were outside its core disciplines.