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Ballarat East New Community Dog Park

Alfie, one dog who enjoys his time off-lead. Photo eCommunity Press

Works to create a new fenced, off-leash dog park are underway at Pennyweight Park in Ballarat East.

The $75,000 project is being delivered through the City of Ballarat’s Engaging Communities Program in Ballarat East and includes a fully enclosed space with a new shelter to protect users from the weather.

The funding commitment is in response to priorities identified during consultation for the Ballarat East Local Area Plan in 2018. The project will deliver secure fenced area, a shelter and additional seating within the park site.

Work on the construction of the shelter is expected to take two weeks, with the perimeter fence and other elements such as paths and seating to follow shortly. Further upgrades including additional tree planting are proposed in the future.

Fenced dog parks in the municipality are currently closed to the public until further notice, in accordance with current COVID-19 pandemic regulations.

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