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No excuse to leave dog waste behind

Published Thursday, 13th August 2015

The City of Wanneroo will install dog poo bag dispensers at 32 parks over the coming months in response to community requests for the facilities.

City waste operations commenced rolling out the dispensers in July after Council adopted an amendment to the waste management services policy to include dog poo bins and bags at public open spaces as well as dog beaches within the City.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the dispensers would be placed near existing bins at parks where administration had identified a need for the facility and deemed a priority based on proximity to schools and use by sporting groups.

“The City is committed to maintaining clean, healthy parks and always encourages dog owners to pick up after their four-legged friends,” she said.

“We still encourage owners to bring their own bags as we all know dogs don’t always choose the most convenient times to do their business and will often go on pathways and verges where there are no bags.”

Residents should also note there are almost 1000 bins in 230 parks across the City and any of these can be used to dispose of used dog poo bags.

Failing to pick up after your dog can result in a $100 fine as per the Animals Local Law.

Dispensers and bags have previously been provided and stocked at Quinns Rocks, Yanchep and Two Rocks dog beaches.
Dispensers will be installed throughout the year and requests for dispensers at parks not listed as priority will be reviewed monthly.

Priority 1 parks: Abbeville (Mindarie), Addison (Merriwa), Belhaven (Quinns Rocks), Dalvik (Alkimos), Ferrara, Hainsworth (Girrawheen), Houghton (Carramar), Gumblossom (Quinns Rocks), Kingsbridge (Butler), Koondoola, Oldham Reserve (Yanchep), Peridot (Banksia Grove), Richard Aldersea, Riverlinks (Clarkson), Ridgewood and Warradale (Landsdale) parks.

Priority 2 parks: Alexander Heights, Anthony Waring (Clarkson), Blackmore (Girrawheen), Butterworth (Koondoola), Broadview (Landsdale), Cabrini (Maranagroo), Charnwood (Two Rocks), Edgar Griffiths (Wanneroo), Highview (Alexander Heights), Hudson (Girrawheen), Jimbub Swamp (Tapping), John Malony (Marangaroo), Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex, Liddell (Girrawheen), Paloma (Marangaroo), Scenic (Wanneroo) and Shevlock (Marangaroo) parks.

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