Bayswater: council to consider providing drinking water facilities for dogs at exercise areas

Bayswater: council to consider providing drinking water facilities for dogs at exercise areas

BAYSWATER City Council will consider spending nearly $100,000 to provide drinking water facilities for dogs at its reserves.

At this month’s council meeting, the council decided to consider the allocation of $32,500 across three financial years.

In 2016-17, priority will be for the installation of drinking fountains with dog bowls at dog exercise areas more than 2ha currently not providing drinking water.

Dog bowls in the remaining areas are set to be included over the following two years.

Councillor Brent Fleeton said there was no point having dog exercise areas with no features for dogs.

He said the installation was more expensive than he thought, but was happy to divide it over three years.

The City has 19 designated dog exercise areas that do not currently provide drinking water.

Supply and installation of the drinking fountains and dog bowls costs $4500 at each site.

Four reserves have drinking fountains without dog bowls and $3000 each will make them dog friendly.

In the city, 13 reserves have both drinking foundations and dog bowls.

Crs Chris Cornish and Catherine Ehrhardt opposed the motion.