Council may spend $84,000 on new off-leash areas for dogs
THE council is investigating the establishment of six new off-leash areas for dogs, including two with agility equipment, at a cost of about $84,000.
Councillor Robert Garland said the investigation was prompted by community feedback.
"Pet owners are asking for safe areas not on beaches where they can let their pets roam off leash," he said.
"They also would like to see agility equipment installed so they can exercise their dogs.
"A number of locations were examined and we've proposed six sites across Hervey Bay and Maryborough.
"Now we're letting pet owners and residents know about them.
"The sites will need some development and facilities to be added such as water points, fencing and the agility equipment.
"From initial estimates we believe council will have to invest about $84,000 into the development of the sites.
"While no funds have been included in this year's budget it will one of the projects that will be discussed now as we prepare the 2014-15 budget."
The sites are:
- Tinana Recreation Reserve - off-leash and agility park
- Neptune St, Maryborough - off-leash area
- Beck Rd, Hervey Bay - off-leash and agility park
- Gilston Rd park - off-leash area
- 41 Hervey St, Hervey Bay - off leash area
- 27 Denmans Camp Rd - off-leash area