Dogs galloping for new off-leash park – Australia News

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“THE more dog parks the better”.

This is what Cannonvale resident Steve Thurtell had to say about the news that work had begun on an off-leash dog enclosure being prepared at Wildlife Road Park on Jubilee Pocket.

The area will also benefit with a brand new shaded playground and additional park facilities.

Mr Thurtell welcomed the news and said there needed to be more places for Whitsunday dog owners to take their pets.

“There is only here at Cannonvale Beach and Dingo Beach the dogs need to have a gallop provided they are supervised and looked after,” he said.

“I’m sure it will be handy for the locals.”

The new fenced off-leash dog enclosure will allow dogs to play off-lead in a safe environment for all park users.

The work started last week and is expected to be finished by the end of October, depending on weather conditions.

Councillor Jan Clifford said the completed project would offer one more opportunity for families to bond together.

“We will have a massive new playground, and shaded barbecues for families to enjoy spending time together,” she said.

“This area has been really underutilised for a long time, and these works will help rejuvenate Jubilee Pocket for the local community.”

The new park facilities will be provided under the Works for Queensland funding program, which is designed to “boost the local economy by providing local jobs”.

For further information on council projects, contact council on 4945 0200.

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