COUNCILLOR Stephanie Gray has withdrawn her proposal for a fenced dog park at Strutt Way Reserve in Noranda, following a community backlash.
Cr Gray lodged a motion in May to “develop costings and a design for a specialist dog park separated for large and small dogs at Strutt Way Reserve to include fencing, dog agility equipment, water fountains and shade”, but then had the motion revoked at Tuesday night’s council meeting.
She told the Voice it would have been “a waste of council money”.
“The community were very unhappy with it,” Cr Gray said.
“As we’re there to represent their views, we thought it was best to withdraw the motion.”
Cr Gray said there were no fenced dog parks in Bayswater, but residents could use fenceless, dog-friendly parks on the fringes of the city.
She noted that the council had not completely dismissed the idea of a fenced dog-exercise area, but Strutt Way Reserve was definitely off the table.
by SEAN HILL