NEW CVLX CONSULTATION GROUP LAUNCHED
A new Community Liaison Committee will be established to provide residents with more information on the multi-million-dollar Central Victoria Livestock Exchange (CVLX) as this regionally significant project moves into construction early next year.
CVLX will create a new marketplace for the sale of cattle and sheep and preserve Ballarat’s position as an important regional hub for livestock sales in Victoria.
The modern facilities and the improved management of livestock is likely to draw additional sales to the region further adding to the economic benefits of the new livestock exchange.
Spokesperson for CVLX, Mr Garry Edwards, said he was keen to brief the new Community Committee, as social and economic benefits were likely to start flowing immediately upon the project commencing.
“CVLX is a significant development project for the region,” he said.
“We expect around 100 local workers will be engaged during construction with many drawn from the Ballarat region.
“Our approach will be to support the local Ballarat economy wherever possible through the intentional purchase of locally-supplied goods and services such as supply of materials, civil works, hospitality, accommodation, structural and landscaping,” Mr Edwards said.
Once construction is complete, CVLX will also support local groups and projects via a CVLX Community Partnership Fund, to be launched next year.
Mr Edwards said he hoped the CVLX Community Liaison Committee would represent a broad range of local community interests and that members would provide a variety of perspectives to aid discussions.
“Given the planning process for CVLX had been protracted but is now complete, we’re looking forward to updating the community on the CVLX project and in turn, listening to and questions or matters they may have.
“I’m hopeful a number of local residents and groups – as well as site users – will volunteer to join the Committee in order to be part of ongoing consultation relating to the project,” he said.
Membership of the CVLX Community Liaison Committee is open to those with a clear interest in or connection to the CVLX project. Meetings are expected to start in late January 2016.
For more information about the CVLX Community Liaison Committee and a copy of the membership application form, please visit www.cvlx.com.au