Member for Ripon Louise Staley MP today announced that an elected Liberal Government would commit to developing a fully enclosed off-leash dog park in Miners Rest.
Miners Rest is a fast-growing town near Ballarat, and the community is still lacking in some essential infrastructure.
“Dog parks throughout Victoria provide a vital contribution to the community. They act as meeting places for both people and dogs to socialise and exercise in a safe environment.
The Miners Rest community has been fighting for an enclosed dog park for years; there are lots of dog owners and lovers in this community, the new park will give them all the opportunity to meet and socialise in this dedicated and safe off-leash dog park.” Ms Staley said.
The new dog park will be co-located at the Miners Rest Park; it will be fully enclosed and included access to water, shade park furniture, car parking and waste disposal.
The announcement was welcomed by the Committee for Miners Rest and the Miners Rest community.
Committee of Miners Rest President, Alice Bond said “This is a fantastic announcement for the Miners Rest community and their dogs, we have been advocating for this project for a long time. It will be a great community asset.”
Ms Staley said, “Labor has ignored the Miners Rest community.
The Liberals are committed to supporting and working with this expanding community to deliver the services and infrastructure they need.
Building this new park, along with a new Primary School, and the new synthetic race track for the Ballarat Turf Club shows our commitment to Miners Rest and the Ballarat region.”
Unlike Daniel Andrews and his city-centric government, the Liberals listen, talk to and advocate for our regional communities.