The $11 million Dublin saleyard access upgrade, which included improvements to Carslake Road and the entrance of the SA Livestock Exchange, is now complete.
The expected growth in Australian meat exports means the facility will have increasing importance to the livestock industry, while creating jobs and supporting economic recovery.
According to Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey, the Dublin saleyard is an important piece of the agricultural puzzle in SA with about 14 road trains, mostly B doubles, arriving at the facility each week; averaging around 70,000 cattle and 650,000 sheep per year.
SA Livestock Exchange manager Andrew Lepley says the upgrades will allow heavy vehicle drivers to enter the carriageway without causing traffic mayhem.
“Carslake Road has become very busy with heavy vehicles in the last two to three years with the construction of two grain terminals and also a log transfer station- all of these industries use road trains,” says Mr Lepley.
The project, which began in February this year, supported 34 full-time equivalent jobs through the construction period.