Timeframe: 2003 to 2008 Services: Environmental Management, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment and Environmental Engineering Contact: Andrew Brownlow
Ensuring innovative, sustainable saleyards
The Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange (CTLX), with a combined under cover area of 3.5 hectares, represents all that is clever and sustainable about the future of saleyards. The facility offers vastly improved conditions for all stakeholders, including stock, agents, buyers, transport operators and producers. The innovative roof structure uses Aramax sheeting manufactured on site. The unique engineering features of the sheeting allow for immense spans and far less internal support. Further, coupled with an integrated water cycle management scheme, the facility will save the residents of Bathurst, Orange and Blayney 29 million litres of water a year.
The selling pavilions also incorporate an automated livestock management and data collection system for livestock selling centres that, for the first time anywhere in the world, allows the National Livestock Information Service RFID technology to be used to automate the majority of animal handling and processing activities throughout the saleyards. The $18 million complex was built on time and within budget. It now operates as a strong selling centre and is recognised as a community asset that will continue to draw business into the region.
To this day Geolyse continues to provide Environmental services for the Carcoar CTLX.