City of Logan pets and their owners will benefit with animal care facilities a key component to the $15.9 million redevelopment proposal for the Queens Road Depot at Kingston.
The 2019/20 Budget allocates funding for detailed designs for the three-stage project.
The redevelopment of the facility will deliver the City of Logan a modern and community-focused Animal Management Centre (AMC) and will help maintain Council’s position as a leader in animal management and education.
- A modernised community veterinary clinic
- New animal sales facility and new pet experience areas
A new cattery and cat quarantine area
The new animal sales facility, with designated meet and greet areas, will enhance Council’s highly successful Sales and Rehoming Program (Adoption Angels) for abandoned and stray pets.
The redevelopment will also include:
- A city biosecurity and vector laboratory
- Extended native fish breeding area
- New plant and equipment storage to ensure protection and safe keeping of Council’s assets
The City of Logan is home to more than 60,000 registered cats and dogs.
In the past year, Council responded to and resolved more than 22,000 customer service requests relating to animals and city standards matters, including graffiti removal, parking regulations and pest and weed management.
Council also recently completed a community engagement program as part of a review of some cats and dogs local law provisions aimed at ensuring Logan remains a leading council in animal management and pet-keeping education.
Logan City Council Community Services Director Katie Barton-Harvey, said the redevelopment of the AMC will help deliver the City of Logan Animal Care Strategy 2018-2022 which includes the Be Pet Smart program and community pet education projects.
“The reason the redevelopment construction is being done over three years is to allow for the relocation of current demountable structure on site and to ensure customer service and operational activity are maintained safely over the three stages,” Ms Barton-Harvey said.
The redevelopment will secure the inclusion of Council’s Amenity, Safety Park program, which is currently based at 150 Wembley Road, Logan Central.
In the last 12 months Council has rehomed more than 2500 animals and sold more than 400 cats and dogs through the successful Sales and Rehoming Program operated out of the Animal Management Centre.
Council also presented the ‘Be Pet Smart’ Program to more than 4800 children at early learning centres and primary schools across the city.