Dog park close to opening

Timber Park, where the dog agility equipment will be installed later this month. Photo: Ashley Bolt
Timber Park, where the dog agility equipment will be installed later this month. Photo: Ashley Bolt

The much-anticipated dog agility park planned for Timber Park is nearing completion, with equipment set to be installed in the coming weeks.

Shire of Collie chief executive David Blurton said the shire has received the agility equipment, which has been assembled off-site, and planned to install it later this month.

He said there would also be an official opening of the park and a demonstration once the equipment had been installed.

The shire council passed a motion to contribute funding to the project in November last year after receiving a $3000 grant from Keep Australia Pet Friendly.

Mr Blurton said the park, which will feature agility equipment selected from community consultations held in March and April, would not be fenced.

“The equipment is designed to be used with dogs on leads,” he said.

“However, shire rangers will monitor its use and determine if fencing may need to be considered in the future.”

Timber Park, located near the Wallsend Ground, was identified as the ideal position for the park because it was under-utilised.