Dogs: Milgun Reserve, Bibra Lake

Consultation has concluded

July 2018

Council decided not to proceed with fenced dog parks at BIbra Lake or Milgun Reserve at its Ordinary Meeting on Thursday 12 July.

See Item 17.2 on the agenda here.

The debate considered whether a dog park can be accommodated on Milgun Reserve. The constraints for this reserve include that part is prone to flooding, there is underground Water Corporation infrastructure under most of the reserve, and nearby residents do not welcome a dog park at the remaining location near Beeliar Drive.

The debate also considered whether a dog park should be built on Bibra Lake Reserve near the lake. A consultant's study into whether a dog park could be accommodated on the eastern side of the park found that environmental considerations should have priority and no dog park should be built. A briefing has been held with Bibra Lake Residents Association about the outcomes of the study.

Background

At its meeting last December 2017, Council decided to proceed with fenced dog parks at Briggs Street, South Lake and Durango Park, but consult with the Yangebup Progress Association before making any decision about Milgun Reserve. See Agenda Item 18.2. Thankyou to all residents who have provided feedback. Read the feedback reports.

Background

The WA Government has awarded $160,000 to the City for fenced dog parks in South Lake and Aubin Grove under the Local Jobs, Local Projects fund.

The City already has two fenced dog parks at Yarra Vista and Jan Hammond Park. In October 2016, a citywide survey found strong support for more off-lead exercise areas.

July 2018

Council decided not to proceed with fenced dog parks at BIbra Lake or Milgun Reserve at its Ordinary Meeting on Thursday 12 July.

See Item 17.2 on the agenda here.

The debate considered whether a dog park can be accommodated on Milgun Reserve. The constraints for this reserve include that part is prone to flooding, there is underground Water Corporation infrastructure under most of the reserve, and nearby residents do not welcome a dog park at the remaining location near Beeliar Drive.

The debate also considered whether a dog park should be built on Bibra Lake Reserve near the lake. A consultant's study into whether a dog park could be accommodated on the eastern side of the park found that environmental considerations should have priority and no dog park should be built. A briefing has been held with Bibra Lake Residents Association about the outcomes of the study.

Background

At its meeting last December 2017, Council decided to proceed with fenced dog parks at Briggs Street, South Lake and Durango Park, but consult with the Yangebup Progress Association before making any decision about Milgun Reserve. See Agenda Item 18.2. Thankyou to all residents who have provided feedback. Read the feedback reports.

Background

The WA Government has awarded $160,000 to the City for fenced dog parks in South Lake and Aubin Grove under the Local Jobs, Local Projects fund.

The City already has two fenced dog parks at Yarra Vista and Jan Hammond Park. In October 2016, a citywide survey found strong support for more off-lead exercise areas.