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Livestock effluent disposal pit opens

A new livestock effluent disposal pit was opened this week at the Mount Gambier and District Saleyards.

The facility is expected to benefit the local livestock production chain.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regular hopes that similar sites can be rolled out to other locations across the country in the future.

The pit was a joint initiative of the Australians Livestock and Rural Transporters Association and the District Council of Grant. Funding for the initiative was delivered by the Federal Government and administered via the NHVR’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI).

NHVR CEO, Sal Petroccitto, said the HVSI had so far allocated $22.8 million through 89 separate grants over the past five years.

“These grants enable the NHVR, industry and government to deliver innovative solutions for local communities,” said Petroccitto.

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