The opening of the heavy vehicle wash down facility at Dalby yesterday marks a significant achievement for the Council in meeting the objectives of its Regional Biosecurity control program through the completion in recent years of wash-down facilities at Wandoan, Chinchilla.
The control program will minimise and control the spread of weed seed, in particular Parthenium throughout the region. This in turn will provide the long term protection of the region’s good quality agricultural land, and a reduction of livestock manures and effluent spillage on the regions road networks.
Wiley Business Operations Manager for Regional Queensland, Michael Matthewson said “the Western Downs Regional Council should be commended for taking the initiative to provide a facility that will help control the spread of a serious threat to the local land and the livelihoods of the people who live and work in the region.
Council should also be congratulated its commitment to delivering successful projects through stakeholder engagement and supporting the local subcontractors and suppliers wherever possible.”
Wiley were engaged to design and construct the heavy vehicle wash-down facility to service the agricultural sector as well as coal seam gas (CSG) and mining vehicles. The wash-down facility includes truck and 4WD wash bays, wash-down effluent wastewater collection and screening, effluent wastewater treatment and sludge management.
The facility is co-located on the existing Dalby saleyard site and constructed as an important feature in the overall redevelopment of the saleyard facilities. The wash-down system is designed to handle a peak use on Tuesdays due to the weekly cattle sale each Wednesday.
Wiley has enjoyed working in partnership with Western Downs Regional Council over recent years including the redevelopment of the Dalby Saleyards and the Chinchilla wash down facility.
Western Downs Regional Council valued Wiley’s collaborative approach, working closely with all key stakeholders to ensure the facility served the requirements of end-users.