Give a dog a home
THE City of Joondalup wants community feedback on a proposed fenced dog exercise area at one of its parks.
Five parks have been identified as potential locations if the proposal is approved: Bramston Park in Burns Beach, Chichester Park in Woodvale, Elcar Park in Joondalup, Emerald Park in Edgewater and Melene Park in Duncraig.
Criteria includes parks that are a minimum of 3500sq m, with a minimum of 30m buffer from adjacent residences, and preferably with a toilet and car parking facilities.
In May 2017, Joondalup Council agreed to list the establishment of dedicated dog exercise park facilities in its five-year capital works program from 201819 and 2021-22.
Mayor Albert Jacob said the City had received several requests in recent years to establish this kind of facility.
“Other local government areas that have established dog exercise areas have reported they have been very successful and immensely popular facilities,” he said.
Many of the Times’ Facebook followers agreed, with several saying they travelled to Kingsway Dog Park in Madeley in the City of Wanneroo.
“It will be good. Get more people out with their dogs,” Jason Bennett said.
“Fantastic idea. Need these in all suburbs,” Karen Greaves added.
Some also made the suggestion that the park be divided to accommodate small dogs away from larger ones.
Community consultation will run until December 17.
This will include consulting with residents within 350m of the five parks, representatives from clubs and community groups using the parks, schools with shared-use agreements and the local residents associations.
Submissions can be made at www.joondalup.wa.gov.au or call 9400 4255.
The results of the community consultation will be presented to the council at a future date to seek direction on progressing the project.