New canteen heading to Scone saleyards

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Upper Hunter Shire deputy mayor Maurice Collison at the new temporary saleyards canteen, where council worker Phillip Barns completed the all-access ramp prior.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Upper Hunter Shire deputy mayor Maurice Collison at the new temporary saleyards canteen, where council worker Phillip Barns completed the all-access ramp prior.

UPPER Hunter Shire Council has installed a new temporary commercial kitchen and dining area at the Scone Regional Livestock Selling Centre, which opened on Monday.

The old canteen was marred over Easter when a run-away truck collided with the building, causing extensive damage.  

No one was injured, however an assessment by a structural engineer found the building had to be demolished.

Council has started the tender process for the design and construction of a replacement building.

The new multi-purpose building will include a kitchen and dining area, administration offices, accessible toilets, showers, first aid and cleaners’ rooms. 

Mayor Wayne Bedggood said the new building would provide a more attractive and functional welcome to the saleyards with a country-style facade including a covered verandah for outdoor dining and a large window with a bench for bidder registration by Associated Agents.

Council is calling for tender submissions for the demolition, design and construction of the new saleyards building that must be submitted by 2pm on Wednesday, July 12.

Tender documents are available at www.tenderlink.com/upperhunter