Safe for all an­i­mals

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

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