Glen Innes new Saleyards under development

Glen Innes Saleyards are currently undergoing renovations to help restore the yards and allow local sales to be held their once again.

Although the saleyards are currently not completed they are in a condition that enables sales to occur.

The parts of the salesyards that were deteriorated had been demolished to allow the construction to commence on the new section.

The progression of the construction, and demolition of the old facilities, was planned to ensure the operational status of the yards would not be affected. Crossover between the new and old facility will continue for the next couple months until they are completed, Saleyards Manager Aaron Campbell said.

The process of renovating the saleyards has been ongoing since February and is projected to be completed in September with the grand opening to be held once construction is complete.

"The grant allocated $1.25 million towards construction of the new yards and renovation of the connected facilities," Mr Campbell said.

He said approximately $700,000 was put towards construction of the yards and the remaining balance was allocated to upgrading the canteen, renewed toilet blocks with additional showers, and putting in a new agents room.

"The council owned saleyards will be a great community asset especially for the local grazing district to have good facilities moving forward for generations to come," said Brad Newsome, livestock manager and owner of the local Landmark.

He said the new saleyards will be a great addition to the town and allow for livestock holders to have the opportunity to sell their stock locally.