• Hannah Phillips

Unleash Your Voice on Dog Parks in the Barossa

Barossa Council, in consultation with community representatives, is seeking feedback from local residents to help inform future decision making on the need for dog parks in the community.

From July 18 to August 8, community members are being asked to fill out a short survey about the potential benefits and costs of two dog parks for the community, along with a dog park wish list.

At its February meeting, Council agreed to undertake a preliminary project to determine the community need for dog parks.

Mayor Bob Sloane said the purpose of the survey is to gain an insight into the community’s needs and wants for potential dog parks.

“Currently we have 4892 dogs registered in our Council area, and while we are interested in hearing from dog owners, we would like the wider community to be part of this conversation,” he said.

“There are many benefits to animal companionship and as a community, our rates only fund a portion of Council’s existing responsibilities under the Dog and Cat Management Act.

"This is why we want to invite the whole community to participate.

“This is an opportunity for the community to express their views on dog parks directly with Council.

"Feedback will then be collected and presented to Council to inform future decisions around dog parks and to determine if there is a need in the community for dog parks.”

To fill out the survey online, visit: ourbetterbarossa.com.au to share your views on whether Council should invest in dog parks or not.

For people who don't have access to online surveys, two pop-up information sessions are also occurring at:

The Co-op (in the mall outside of Foodland); Thursday 19 July, 2.30pm to 4.30pm; or

Williamstown Colonist Corner; Saturday 21 July, 2.30pm to 4pm.

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