Helen Reserve, Gorokan - dog park

Helen Reserve, Gorokan - dog park

Helen Reserve, Gorokan - dog park
Consultation for this project has now closed.

Council is planning a new fenced off-leash area at Helen Reserve, Gorokan to allow the community to exercise their dogs in a controlled and secure environment.

With these plans Helen Reserve, which is already an off-leash reserve, will have two separate enclosures constructed – one designated for small dogs and the other for all dogs. 

The reserve will be broken into different areas to allow dogs of different sizes and abilities to play safely in the park. 

Have your say

To ensure the upgrades for the off-leash dog park reflect what current and future users want to see we developed an interactive drawing to capture feedback on the plans.

The community were invited to:

Feedback was welcome between 3 March and 31 March 2021. 

Council will be using Local Infrastructure Contributions to fund these upgrades. Local Infrastructure Contributions (also referred to as Development Contributions) are charged by Council when new development occurs. These contributions fund local infrastructure needed to support an increased number of residents in the area. This type of local infrastructure typically includes local roads, stormwater and drainage, shared pathways, parks, playspaces or other recreational areas, environmental land and community facilities.  For more information on Development Contributions and to view all Council Contribution Plans, go to Council's main website.

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Kelly McGuire – Project Officer

What is included in the concept plans for Helen Reserve off-leash dog park? 

The concept plans for Helen Reserve off-leash dog park include the following items: 

  • 1.2m high chainwire mesh fencing
  • ‘Airlock’ style entry
  • Shade shelters
  • Concrete pathway
  • Maintenance gates
  • Shade planting
  • Sandstone block seating around trees
  • Rubbish bin
  • Water station 

Why are Council asking the community for feedback on the concept plans for the Helen Reserve off-leash dog park? 

We know that our community are very interested in the provision of dog parks. To ensure the concept plans for the enhancements reflect what current and future users want to see we are seeking input from our community. 

When will works on the dog park occur? 

Works are scheduled to start in April 2021, with a 3 month construction duration.

How is the Helen Reserve off-leash dog park project being funded?

Council will be using Local Infrastructure Contributions to fund these upgrades. Local Infrastructure Contributions (also referred to as Development Contributions) are charged by Council when new development occurs. These contributions fund local infrastructure needed to support an increased number of residents in the area. This type of local infrastructure typically includes local roads, stormwater and drainage, shared pathways, parks, playspaces or other recreational areas, environmental land and community facilities.  For more information on Development Contributions and to view all Council Contribution Plans, go to Council's main website.

Given Council’s current financial situation, why are concept plans for the Helen Reserve off-leash dog park enhancements still going ahead? 

It is imperative we continue to plan for and build infrastructure for the community. This project is funded using Local Infrastructure Contributions, which means that the funds have been specifically set aside for this project. By carrying out this engagement at concept design stage, we ensure the community’s views are considered and included in the final product.

Where's it happening?

Helen Reserve, Gorokan

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