Great news for the many dog owners in Bundanoon! Your fur-babies can expect to be running free in the new Bundanoon dog-park at Jordans Crossing by mid-August, with construction scheduled to start next week.
Recognising that residents value suitable open spaces for off-leash enjoyment, Wingecarribee Shire Council successfully applied for funding toward delivering this project, through the NSW Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Scheme.
A total of 12 projects for our community were identified as suitable to put forward for this grant funding, which aims to support the recovery and resilience of regional communities. Community engagement clearly ranked a fenced, off-leash dog park at Bundanoon as the priority project, and we were successful in our application for $150,000 toward the project’s completion.
“We share the community’s excitement to see this project commencing shortly,” says Karin Targa, Director, Service and Project Delivery.
The upcoming changes to the park are designed to improve its overall accessibility and functionality. The pedestrian entry point will be relocated adjacent to the existing footpath and reinforced with concrete to allow for better mobility access.
Most exciting, is the inclusion of two fenced areas where dogs of similar size and ability can freely enjoy off-leash socialising together, one for small dogs and another for big dogs. New amenities will include drinking fountains dedicated to dogs, convenience bins with dog-poo bag dispensers and bench shelters for dog owners to sit on.
“Dog Parks are among the places locals love to connect, where you can chat with other dog owners while your furry friends stretch their legs, get some fresh air, and enjoy play with other dogs,” Karin said.
This revised plan took into account the need for parking during the Brigadoon Festival, in its placement of maintenance vehicle access points.
The project is due to commence next Monday 10 July and be completed by 11 August, weather permitting.
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