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Saleyards set for autumn opening

Kendall O'ConnorCountryman
Shire of Katanning chief executive Dean Taylor at the saleyards.
Camera IconShire of Katanning chief executive Dean Taylor at the saleyards. Credit: Kendall O'Connor

Work on Katanning's new saleyards facility is on track for its scheduled opening in April.

Over the past 10 weeks, the focus has been on catching up on the time lost due to late rainfall in August and September.

Due to weather, completion of the concourse was put back around eight weeks. Pens are also being finished as are the electrical installations, with 48 CCTV cameras installed.

The new canteen features an 85sqm extension to the area that could be used as a training centre or a function centre for social events.

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According to Shire of Katanning chief executive Dean Taylor, work will continue after the saleyards are used for sheep sales.

"It will be ready for sheep by the end of March or early April and we will continue work such as landscaping after the opening, " he said.

An official opening for the saleyards has been planned for May.

The Piesse Dam development also falls under the saleyards project and is due for completion later this year.

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