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Major NSW truck wash re-opens

A major truck wash on the Kamilaroi Highway capable of accommodating vehicles as large as road trains and B-triples has officially re-opened.

Located at the Gunnedah Regional Saleyards in New South Wales, the $1.8 million drive-through facility was funded by Regional NSW, Restart NSW Fixing Country Truck Washes Program and Gunnedah Shire Council as part of the Saleyards’ $14 million redevelopment.

The truck wash was designed following consultation with operators and industry organisations, and its realignment and modification now allows more trucks to move forward into the wash bays and exit from the same direction.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Sam Farraway, said the project highlighted the important role truck washes play in vehicle productivity and maintenance.

“The upgraded truck wash facility at Gunnedah Regional Saleyards will provide access for all truck operators, including livestock carriers, and has capacity to cater for modern road trains as well,” he said.

“The new truck wash means drivers no longer need to reverse their vehicle to access and use the facility, creating a safer and more efficient wash-down process.

“Truck washes are essential to reducing the spread of weeds and disease across NSW and I’m pleased to see the new facility opened.”

Gunnedah Shire Mayor, Jamie Chaffey, said the completion of the truck wash was great news for the livestock industry.

“It’s fantastic to see this new facility now made available to livestock transporters who rely on truck washes to clean their vehicles,” he said.

“Since the introduction of road trains into this region, it’s great to see that transporters now have the ability to wash their vehicles, no matter the size.”

In other news, the New South Wales Government is fast-tracking $15 million in emergency funding to eight councils in central and western NSW, for urgent road repairs which will restore access to flood-impacted areas.

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