Baw Baw Shire is on the lookout for a new animal pound location due aging infrastructure that is no longer complaint with government regulation.
Baw Baw Shire’s current facility on Galloway Street, built in 1991 by the Shire of Warragul, has a lack of isolation and flooring.
Exercise yards on the premises also do not meet the Victorian Government’s code of practice.
Council has allocated over half a million ($661,192) towards the new facility, as part of the 2015/16 Capital Works budget.
Three potential sites have been shortlisted by Baw Baw Shire.
These sites include land next to the current animal pound on Galloway Street, Warragul’s council depot and area adjoining Lardner’s transfer station.
Mayor of the Baw Baw Shire, Joe Gauci, believes feedback from the community will play a crucial part in determining whether the project goes ahead and if so, where the pound will be built.
“The council is keen to hear from residents across the Shire about the project and understand the level of support within the community”, Cr Gauci said.
In the upcoming weeks, councillors will visit local towns within the Shire to chat with residents about the project.
“We will visit Trafalgar, Longwarry, Yarragon, Thorpdale, Willow Grove and Rawson.”
Dates and locations for councils to discuss the animal pound relocation can be found on the Baw Baw Shire website.
Members of the community can provide feedback via Baw Baw Shire’s ‘Have Your Say’ page, email or written submission.