A nose for freedom
FOUR-LEGGED friends could soon have a bit more freedom with the City of Canning set to trial a new dog exercise area in Wilson Park.
A TRIAL will begin tomorrow to see if the public is happy for dogs to run free in Wilson Park.
The dog exercise area trial within the Kent Street Weir precinct will continue until March 31 next year.
A three-month consultation period to gauge community opinion will start on August 1.
Mayor Paul Ng said the City received a petition of 272 signatures from people who would like to use Wilson park as an off-leash space.
“We have been listening to our community and have received feedback from users of the park that they would like to see the space used for dogs,” Mr Ng said.
The area to be used is within the Canning River Regional Park and is a popular spot for dog walkers.
It is fully fenced with no need for significant additional infrastructure.
Other users of the area including the Canning River Canoe Club and the Wilson Wetlands Action Group, which have already indicated their support for the trial.
To have your say on the off-leash park, visit yoursaycanning.com.au.
Kylie Grieve with Buddy.
Growlers are grinners: City of Canning Mayor Paul Ng with Buddy and Zach.