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Dog park discussion unleashed for public comment

Three sites have been identified as the potential homes for a new $300,000 northside dog park.

The selected sites are in Russell, O'Connor and North Lyneham - and the public is being asked to comment on their suitability.

There are already four off-leash dog parks in the ACT - in Gungahlin, Belconnen, Tuggeranong and Yarralumla.

Territory and Municipal Services design and development manager Diana Hill said the existing parks were very popular and there was increasing demand for more.

"The three potential sites have been chosen for their suitability against the ACT Government's dog park selection criteria including easy access, parking opportunities, ability to securely fence the site, provision of water, shade and an interesting terrain for dogs and their owners to enjoy," she said.

"The new inner-north dog park will feature separate enclosures for small and big dogs, access for all users, seating, a bubbler and water sources for dogs."


Ms Hill said socialising and exercising dogs was critical to their training.

"The new dog park will increase accessibility to safe and secure off-leash spaces for northside residents and their dogs," she said.

The Russell site is in Grevillea Park off Menindee Drive; the O'Connor site is an open space area enclosed by Barry Drive, Fairfax Street and Dryandra Street and North Lyneham is an open space area located off Ellenborough Street.

All proposed sites are able to accommodate a fenced dog park of about 1.3 hectares.

For more details go to visit where an online survey asks people to rank the suitability of the selected sites. Hardcopy surveys are also available at any public library or Canberra Connect shopfront.

The consultation closes at 5pm on January 11.


Comment are now closed