What are Dog Friendly Spaces?
Dog Friendly Spaces are areas that are fenced and located within a larger passive open space which encourage dogs and their owners to socialise and exercise within a controlled environment.
Why do we need Dog Friendly Spaces in Casey?
- As housing densities increase and residential block sizes and backyards become smaller, there is a need to provide alternative open space opportunities.
- Dog ownership is expected to increase as a correlation with an increasing number of households.
- Dog Friendly Spaces provide an outlet for social connectedness and interaction.
- Increased community demand and expectation for Dog Friendly Spaces within this municipality.
How many Dog Friendly Spaces are recommended for Casey?
- A total of 32 Dog Friendly Spaces are recommended for the municipality.
- It is proposed to provide 1-2 in each of Casey’s urban Local Areas
- There are 5 existing Dog Friendly Spaces within Casey
- The Dog Friendly Spaces Plan recommends the development of 9 by developers in the growth areas and 18 are proposed to be funded and installed by Council
How will we do it?
- A priority list of projects has been outlined in the Dog Friendly Spaces Plan to be built over the next 10 years.
- Council officers will nominate projects to Council’s Capital Works Program annually.
How much will they cost?
The average cost of a Dog Friendly Space is estimated at $75,000 each; which results in an estimated total investment of $1.254 million for Council.