Safe for all animals
A NEW $1.8 million pound to be located adjacent to the Qunaba waste facility moved a step closer to reality with the announcement this week of a State Government grant of $720,000.
Bundaberg Regional Council spokesman Cr Wayne Honor said the grant allocation would meet 40% of the anticipated cost of the project.
“Council has been working towards the construction of a new pound facility to replace the one presently in use at University Drive,” Cr Honor said.
“The current facility is simply not appropriate to meet the needs of a modern and expanding community, nor does it offer the opportunity to consolidate all our pound requirements in one area.
“The new facility at Qunaba will enable council to manage up to 40 dogs and 20 cats, as well as adult animals with litters, and cater to a range of livestock in purpose-built stockyards.”
Cr Honor said the new Qunaba Animal Management facility would be energy and environmentally friendly, with the use of solar power and the reuse of waste water and rainwater.
This project represents the first stage of a development at the site, which has significant space available for expansion.
Cr Honor said it was anticipated facility would be operational by the end of 2016.
ANIMAL WELFARE: Unclaimed dogs in the Bundaberg Pound.