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.