Saleyards a boon for Mortlake

On track: WVLX director Rohan Arnold (left) and site manager Tim Nowell (right) show Member for Polwarth Richard Riordan around the Mortlake facility currently under construction.

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.

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