CONTRACTORS have been given more time to make bids to upgrade the Wangaratta Saleyards.
Expressions of interest for stage one works at the saleyards that will see a new roof installed were initially scheduled to close last Friday, but have been extended until June 25.
The 2013-14 draft budget is due to be tabled on July 2, but a council spokesperson said a figure to carry out the saleyards works will still make it into the draft budget.
“Council is trying to have a minimum amount of delay on the saleyards upgrade,” rural city communications manager, Andrew Chuck, said.
“The saleyards quote will be worked into the 2013-14 draft budget.”
The reason for the delay was to give contractors more time in making an expression of interest.