New park for four-legged friends

New park for four-legged friends

Work on the Byford dog park will commence next month.

The designs for Byford’s $468,000 dog park have been revealed with the community asked to start racking their brains to come up with a suitable name. 

The park, which will be located on the corner of Larsen Road and Sansimeon Boulevard, will include fenced off sections for small dogs and large dogs, along with plenty of lawn, two sandpits, agility equipment and sheltered seating areas. 

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President Michelle Rich said she was pleased the shire could deliver the project. 

“Our community was heavily involved in the prioritisation for the delivery of a dog park in the shire,” she said.

“To inform the design of the park community consultation included an online survey with 57 responses and an enquiry by design workshop where attendees were able to recommend design ideas and see them on a live screen.” 

Ms Rich said a total of $468,602.50 was allocated by council for the construction of the park with $399,500 of that allocated from developer contributions for public open space and $69,102.50 from developer contributions for drainage works particular to this development. 

The community will soon be able to put forward their suggestions for a suitable name and construction is scheduled to start next month.