Fenced dog exercise consultation ready to roll out

Help our community come up with a dog park design worthy of its pristine location on either the eastern or western end of the Eaton Foreshore with the potential to become a valuable regional landmark.

That is the challenge laid down by the Shire of Dardanup to Tuna Blue – experts in facilitating community discussions and charged with the responsibility of gathering the community’s ideas, which will provide valuable input to the site selection and design of this community facility at the conclusion of a three-workshop series of consultations.

Workshop 1 – Open to all but registration is essential
9.00am, Sunday, 15 September
Meet at the Eaton Foreshore gazebo, just east of the Colin Spragg Adventure Playground
Walk the proposed sites and share ideas on good features of an ‘ideal’ dog park. Light refreshments provided.

Register your interest in attending Workshop 1 by email to records@dardanup.wa.gov.au with your name, address and contact telephone number or contact Personal Assistant to Director Infrastructure Peta Nolan on 9724 0304.

Workshop 2 – By invitation only for residents, business tenants and property owners close to the proposed western location.
5.00pm, Monday September 23
Discuss site-specific design considerations.

Workshop 3 – By invitation only for residents, business tenants and property owners close to the proposed eastern location.
5.00pm, Tuesday September 24
Discuss site-specific design considerations.

The Shire of Dardanup will send out invitations for Workshops 2 and 3.

Outcomes from the workshop series will then guide Council’s final decision on location and the creation of a specific design for the facility.

The Shire of Dardanup Chief Executive Officer André Schönfeldt said Council made a decision that identified one of two positions along the Eaton Foreshore as an option for a fenced dog exercise area.

“Our consultation with the community through a survey earlier in the year on this issue shows us there is general support for the idea but understandable reservations about the location,” Mr Schönfeldt said.

“Eaton Foreshore is a highly-valued, well-used and attractive green space so the onus is now on us to ensure we deliver an outcome that will only enhance community enjoyment of the area for everyone, regardless of whether they will be a user of the dog park.”

Mr Schönfeldt encouraged those interested in being involved to come along and THINK Out Loud.

“Get involved in designing a facility we can all be proud of,” he said.