A nose for free­dom

Canning Times - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

d485197 Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Kylie Grieve with Buddy.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d485197

Growlers are grin­ners: City of Can­ning Mayor Paul Ng with Buddy and Zach.

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