Council reverses dog park location decision

A decision by Barossa elected members to look into another Williamstown location for a dog park has been rescinded with Council now proceeding on the original intention to create a space at the Queen Victoria Jubilee Park.

There was extensive robust debate at Tuesday’s Council meeting, when elected members faced a notice of motion to rescind a part of a motion which was decided at the June meeting.

Barossa Mayor Michael “Bim” Lange, who presented the request to consider the change in scope of dog park areas, said his rationale was that the project can be achieved quickly and structured that is “closely aligned to the masterplan for the Williamstown Oval and precinct and for less.”

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“It is my view over the life of the assets that the relocation will be significantly cheaper outcome at approximately $10,000 relocation costs when weighed against all the potential issues of relocating to Doug Lane Reserve,” said Mr Lange.

However, Cr Carla Wiese-Smith put forward an amended motion that Council proceed with the Williamstown Dog Park and undertake further investigation into alternative locations in consultation with the community.

She raised a number of points as to reasoning behind putting an amended motion to the chamber, stating she personally doesn’t feel the item has been dealt with as well as it could have.

For the full story see the July 24 edition of The Leader.

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