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Four-legged friends benefit from Budget


Kambah Resident Elvie Roberts with dog Bonnie, Mick Gentleman MLA with dog Lizzy and Karin MacDonald MLA with dog Tiny.
8 June 2007


Canines of Canberra will have dedicated areas to exercise, play and socialise in following the Budget announcement that two ‘Dog Parks’ will be developed at Lake Tuggeranong and Lake Ginninderra.

Labor Members for Brindabella Mick Gentleman and Karin MacDonald have welcomed the announcement that $300,000 has been allocated to develop the parks and have asked the Tuggeranong community for their feedback on its development.

“The Dog Park at Lake Tuggeranong is going to be a great area that many Canberrans and their pets will benefit from,” the Members said. “For many people dogs are valued members of the family so this will be a fantastic facility for owners to treat their four-legged friends.”

The Lake Tuggeranong Dog Park will be a fenced area where owners can let their dogs off the lead for a run around with other dogs and a bit of socialisation. Similar to other parks around Australia, the area is likely to include seats for owners, doggy fountains and bins for those unexpected deposits!

Dog owners in Tuggeranong have welcomed the announcement, with long-time Kambah residents Peter and Elvie Roberts stating they are looking forward to taking their Labradoodle Bonnie to the park.

“It is going to be wonderful to have an area where we can take Bonnie off the lead for a run around but knowing she can’t run too far!” Mrs Roberts said. “Not only will the area give dogs the opportunity to socialise but also their owners.”

Mick and Karin will be joining Brindabella dog owners at Lake Tuggeranong foreshore TODAY to celebrate the announcement. All are invited to attend.

The community can provide feedback to the Members on the development of the Lake Tuggeranong Dog Park by contacting Ms MacDonald’s office on 6205 0130 or Mr Gentleman’s office on 6205 0131.

WHAT: Lake Tuggeranong Dog Park celebration

WHERE: Lake Tuggeranong Foreshore (meet at the Skate Park car park)

WHEN: 10am, Friday, 8 June 2007

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