Delivering A New Off-Leash Dog Park For The West

Western Suburbs residents and their four-legged friends will have a new place to stretch their legs and enjoy the outdoors, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to build a new local dog park.

Labor will invest $5 million to build up to 15 new off-leash dog parks across Melbourne, including in Melbourne’s West, with a  re-elected Labor Government to work with Brimbank Council to identify an under-utilised park or reserve that is suitable for the new enclosed dog park.

Pets are a part of the Australian way of life, with pet ownership shown to benefit our physical and mental health.

The Andrews Labor Government banned puppy farms and gave renters the right to keep a pet with landmark rental reform laws, and only Labor will make sure dog owners have somewhere they can exercise their pets safely.

As well as a new dog park in Brimbank, a re-elected Labor Government will build off-leash dog parks in the following council areas:

Boroondara, Casey, Darebin, Hume, Kingston, Knox, Maroondah, Moonee Valley, Nillumbik, Stonnington and Wyndham.

More than one in three Victorians own a dog and with more people choosing to live in apartments or units without a backyard, dog parks provide a place where they can get outdoors, socialise and exercise their pets.

Only Labor will deliver 15 new dog parks across Melbourne to make sure dog owners have somewhere to enjoy the outdoors safely with their pet.

Quotes attributable to Minister for the Environment Lily D’Ambrosio

“Dogs aren’t just pets, they’re like family members, and only Labor will make sure people have somewhere they can enjoy getting outdoors and letting their dog off-leash safely with up to 15 new dog parks across Melbourne.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz

“For so many locals, their dogs are like family members – that’s why Labor banned cruel puppy farming and gave renters the right to keep a pet.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman

“Only Labor will build a new local dog park so families have somewhere they can enjoy, exercise and let their dog off-leash safely.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins

“Having an outside space to let our four legged-friends off their leash is so important in our growing community, that’s why a re-elected Labor Government will build a brand-new dog park in Brimbank.”

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