Roma Saleyards Multi-Purpose Facility Building open for business

The changeover from the old building to new building granted Saleyards users access to the new administration centre, canteen, amenities, walkways, verandas and carpark.

Councillor Peter Flynn, Portfolio Chair for Roma Saleyards said he was thrilled to see the new facility up and running.

"After months of construction it brings me great joy to see the new Saleyards Multi-Purpose Facility fully operational for the final sale of 2019," Cr Flynn said.

"The Roma Saleyards is a major part of our regional identity and this Multi-Purpose Facility will bring the Saleyards into the 21st Century, complementing Australia's largest selling centre."

Minister for State Development and Infrastructure Cameron Dick said the state was pleased to help deliver the facility for the people of Roma.

"Our government's $365 million Building our Regions program highlights our commitment to work with regional councils, for the benefit of all Queenslanders," Mr Dick said.

"This is the type of critical infrastructure needed to ensure communities like Roma grow and thrive."

"The Palaszczuk Government understands that regional infrastructure means more Queensland jobs, and more jobs means a stronger Queensland.

"That's why we committed another $70 million towards BoR in this year's state budget, because we want to create more employment opportunities in our rural and remote towns."

With stages 1 and 3 of the Multi-Purpose Facility officially complete, the project will progress to stage 2, the demolition of existing buildings scheduled to be complete early January prior to the official opening.

The official opening of the Multi-Purpose Facility will be held on Australia Day Sunday 26 January 2020. Residents are invited to attend the official opening to celebrate this monumental milestone for the Maranoa.

Council would also like to thank vendors, buyers, agents, transport operators and all other contributors for their commitment throughout 2019. Council looks forward to 2020 with the next store sale scheduled for 7 January 2020.

Funding for this project has been provided by the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund program ($3,961,482), the Queensland Government under Building our Regions ($3,698,983), Saleyards Reserves ($434,193) and the balance from Maranoa Regional Council.