Kempsey Regional Saleyards infrastructure upgrade

Kempsey Regional Saleyards


Kempsey Shire Council is undertaking a major infrastructure upgrade at Kempsey Regional Saleyards, ensuring the facility's future as a competitive regional saleyard for the Mid North Coast.

The upgrade will provide an improved facility for local cattle vendors and buyers, including a yard roof, kiosk, amenities, office, paving, additional cattle yard, seating and landscaping.


Council has been granted $6,331,001 under the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund to upgrade infrastructure at the saleyards.

In July 2023, Council received an additional $3,090,094 for the Kempsey Regional Saleyards upgrade from the Australian and NSW Government’s Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund. This extra funding will help deliver the full scope of the project following impacts from inflation, supply chain issues and labour shortages.

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Work began on 2 May 2022 and is scheduled for completion in 2025.

Progress to date

Demolition of the old disused and damaged cattle yards was completed in 2022.

As of late 2022, design works are progressing well with concept sketches completed for the scale house, selling arena, canteen, grandstand and amenities and now waiting full endorsement.

October 2023: The Northern Regional Planning Panel will meet in October 2023 to review the external planner’s assessment and recommendations on the Development Application, the NRPP’s determination is expected soon thereafter.

November 2023: The Development Application for the saleyards has been approved. Work onsite is scheduled to commence in early 2024.

March 2024: The tender for the Design and Construction portion of the saleyards upgrade is put out to market. Mandatory tender briefing on 9 April.



This project links in with Council's Delivery Program and Operational Plan item of providing and maintaining community and commercial business facilities.

Council maintains and operates the Kempsey Regional Saleyards, located on Saleyards Road at West Kempsey.

Sales and operations are carried out by licensed stock and station agents Kempsey Stock and Land.

The saleyards allow buyers and sellers from across the region and throughout New South Wales to generate income and undertake herd development activities. These sales also support the wholesale and retail sectors of the Kempsey community and provide broad economic and social benefits. Read more about Agribusiness in the Macleay Valley.


Saleyards Road, West Kempsey 2440  View Map

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