Boyanup Sale Yards Lease Signed

Boyanup Sale Yards Lease Signed

  • Signing of new 10-year lease for Boyanup Sale Yards has been executed.
  • Significant operational changes to improve animal welfare have already occurred. Major capital upgrades to follow including extensive shade structures.
  • WALSA have fulfilled all conditions set by Council prior to executing a new lease agreement.

The lease agreement for the Boyanup Sale Yards between WALSA (Elders and Nutrien) and the Shire of Capel has been fully executed.

As part of the new ten year lease agreement, operational procedures focussed on animal welfare and more contemporary approaches to livestock saleyards have been implemented. WALSA have made significant changes to its operations to improve animal welfare, staff WHS and traffic management that includes:

  • Earlier sale times to avoid the hottest parts of the day.
  • Reduced pen stocking rates.
  • Data loggers in pens to monitor heat.
  • Upgraded access to drinking water for animals.
  • Stock inspectors and DPIRD officers in attendance at each sale.
  • New ablutions for staff and customers.
  • Improved traffic management through the separation of trucks and vehicles, as well as the closure of the internal road to local through traffic.


Significant capital upgrades will follow including shade structures, non-slip ramps and improved water and effluent management, with these advertised publicly before being finally considered by Council for Development Approval.

Shire President Doug Kitchen said, “We are excited to finally have the fully executed document back in the Shire of Capel. This agreement signifies the focus shifting to the identification, planning and development of the Shire’s long-term vision for a new Agribusiness Precinct within the District.”

Cr Kitchen continued to say that the Shire’s focus will be to work with industry, Government and key stakeholders to identify sites for this precinct, which will be suitable for transport logistics, and range of sale and processing activities, to meet the future economic demands of the agricultural industry in the South West.

Expressions of interest to be part of the Steering Committee for the Agribusiness Precinct work will be advertised by the end of March.

Doug Kitchen, Shire President

Shire of Capel

Media Statement_Boyanup Sale Yards Signing_March 23.pdf