MORTLAKE’S future looks bright, according to Member for Polwarth Richard Riordan.
Mr Riordan paid a visit to Mortlake’s new saleyards – Western Victoria Livestock Exchange (WVLX) – last week.
He said the visit was a chance to speak with WVLX directors about progress at the site.
“They’re very excited about their investment in Mortlake. It’s a huge investment,” Mr Riordan said.
“I was absolutely impressed with the centre.
“What they’re creating is a state-of-the-art venue that will provide the best prices for local producers, and that can only be a good thing.
“It will be the safest and most modern livestock centre in western Victoria.”
The potential for flow-on benefits for the Mortlake community was also an exciting prospect, according to Mr Riordan.
“It’s an exciting time for Mortlake, it will provide a lot of activity in the town,” he said.
“We can only look with a great deal of optimism for the future of this new centre.”
Work on the estimated $16 million WVLX was expected to be completed in time to have their first sale in January 2018.