Bigger new home for pound puppies
BEING in the dog house will soon take on a whole new meaning for the region’s lost or straying animals.
Bundaberg Regional Council has joined with local contractor Murchie Constructions to turn the sod at the site of the new Qunaba Animal Management Facility.
Health and regulatory services councillor Peter Heuser said the new facility would almost double the council’s pound capacity.
“The new facility will include 30 dog kennels, which is a significant increase from our current capacity of 18 kennels,” Cr Heuser said.
“It will also cater to cats, livestock and animals with litters.
“This up-to-date facility will replace council’s existing aged and inefficient pound on University Dr, which is no longer equipped to meet the region’s animal management requirements.”
Cr Heuser said the construction contract had been awarded to local company Murchie Constructions following a formal tender process.
“This project is worth about $1.5 million for Murchie Constructions, which is a fantastic outcome for the local industry.”
The project will cost $1.8 million, including water service connection, design and project management.
It is expected to be completed by December, weather permitting. WHY is it that we have ingrained in us such a fear of failure?
‘Fear’ can sabotage ‘try’ in an instant and not only that, think about what you could be missing out on because of it.
Have you ever noticed in a social setting or gathering of people the best and most intriguing stories come from those events in life that have challenged us?
That time you got bogged up the paddock, when you fell over in your running race at school sports day or when you were thrown off your horse the first day of mustering.
There are plenty of moments in life when, at the time, you felt frustrated, confused, embarrassed or even angry in the situation but later you overcame something, learnt something or were able to laugh at yourself.
I love thinking about that; you win or you learn.
Being brave to walk into the new gym, having the courage to try that new exercise or the tenacity to get up and go again after several times being knocked down.
Trying something new is one of the hardest fears to overcome.
Trying new foods and experiencing new tastes is all about new experiences in life.
Life would be boring if we ate the same thing every day.
All of these experiences provide learning; learning about yourself, learning about your life and becoming aware of all the new things you want to learn.
Struggles are what make the good times and successes great.
We can all appreciate the sweetness only after we have tasted the sour and sweated a little. So, lean into that struggle. Get a little uncomfortable. Be a bit vulnerable. Then watch yourself and your self-confidence grow and shine.
There is so much to live and enjoy in this life; don’t let fear hold you back.
Believe in yourself and don’t let your own fears stop you from reaching your goals.
ANIMAL WELFARE: The Bundaberg pound is being replaced with a new animal management facility, now under construction.