Progress on the new Wingecarribee Animal Shelter has taken another step towards fruition as development approval is granted for the joint-facility.
The Development Application (DA), including detailed designs of both the Animal Shelter and adjoining State Emergency Service (SES) building was yesterday approved by the Regional Planning Panel.
The approved DA for the new facility includes a contemporary Animal Shelter with an administration area, isolation and adoption compounds, examination facilities, meeting rooms and indoor and outdoor pens and runs and a new SES Facility that meets NSW SES requirements.
In addition, separate car parking facilities are included for the Animal Shelter and SES building.
Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said the approval represented a critical milestone in the delivery of the project.
“A purpose-built Animal Shelter and contemporary facility for the Moss Vale SES are vital assets for our Shire,” she said.
“The existing buildings are no longer fit-for-purpose and the new multi-purpose site will provide both services modern, safe and accessible facilities.”
The purpose-built Animal Shelter and co-located SES facility will be constructed on Council-owned property at 1 Bowman Road in Moss Vale.
Tenders for the project will be advertised in the coming weeks with the aim of awarding before Christmas with construction anticipated to start in early 2023 with the facility expected to be complete in early 2024.
Council continues to seek external funding opportunities to construct the SES facility.
For further information contact Council’s Assets and Projects Delivery Team on phone 4868 0888.