As a dog owning inner northican I’d always thought the lack of dog parks in the dog-rich area was because we know how to walk our dogs without government assistance.
But no, Andrew Barr (still spreading pre-budget pixie dust) has announced that an as-yet unspecified locale will be getting the facility.
“The Budget provides $60,000 in 2012-13 to design a new dog park in Canberra’s inner north, which will be constructed in 2013-14 for a value of $240,000,” the Chief Minister said.
“An investigation will take place to identify a location which is easily accessible and can be fenced. The site will also need to provide an opportunity for parking, shade and interesting terrain for dogs and their owners to enjoy.
“There are currently five off-leash dog parks in Canberra – Belconnen, Casey, Forde, Tuggeranong and Yarralumla – which have all proven to be very popular places for residents to take their dogs to exercise and socialise.”
There’s also a $170,000 upgrade for the Belconnen park.