HRLE loading dock expansion plan

Published on 29 July 2022

Truck At Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange

Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange (HRLE) will benefit from a larger loading dock area after Horsham Rural City Council approved a plan to extend into its agistment paddock.  

Council has owned what is known as Herd’s Paddock since the saleyards were established in 1999.  The 10 hectare block borders the southern end of the saleyards and has been used as a holding area for livestock following market days.

During 2021, the development of the industrial land at Burnt Creek Estate raised the issue of the potential sale of Herd’s Paddock.

However the livestock industry’s shift towards larger trucks, including B-triples and road trains, means that HRLE needs room to expand its loading area.

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The HRLE Advisory Committee last month backed a plan to encroach an estimated 50m in Herd’s Paddock.

Councillors at Monday’s July 25 Meeting adopted the recommendation: “That Council formally assign Lot 3 PS421087 of the Burnt Creek Estate, known as Herd’s Paddock, to the Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange footprint."

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