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Disruptions to access of the dog park are inevitable to
allow the work to be completed as safely as possible and limiting risks to park users. It also allows the work to
be carried out on time reducing the disruptions for users.
The lights will automatically turn off at 10pm; however, a push button control will allow the lights to operate for an extended time of 30 minutes. The button may be pressed locally to extend past 10pm.
Will the two parks switch back to their original format?
The All Dog Park was originally switched with the Small Dog Park in October 2013. The switch was conducted to:
- Reduce the wear and tear of the All Dog Park
- Give the grass an opportunity to grow in the All Dog Park
- Cause minimal disruption to the daily usage of the Park.
Whilst the grass has recovered, Council has made a decision to continue with the current set up as it is working well. Council will review this on annual basis and a switch may occur in the future if required.
Why are you only installing lighting in the Small Dog Park?
This is the next phase of the project for Council’s establishment of the Dog Parks. In 2016 the Council installed lighting in the All Dog Park and for the connecting pathway to Lefevre Road to be lit. This phase of the project includes lighting the Small Dog Park and the remaining connecting pathways on Medindie Road and Robe Terrace.