City of Melville installs fence at WN Malcolm Reserve to keep dogs safe

12 January 2021

The City of Melville has given dog owners peace of mind when they visit WN Malcolm Reserve in Melville by installing a fence along the Stock Road verge.

The City of Melville has given dog owners peace of mind when they visit WN Malcolm Reserve in Melville by installing a fence along the Stock Road verge following community concerns about their dogs running onto the busy road.

The installation of the fence followed a discussion between City of Melville Mayor the Hon. George Gear JP, Councillors Karen Wheatland and Nicole Robins, City staff and local dog owners in late 2020.

Safety and Security is a priority for the City of Melville community and Mayor Gear said the installation of the fence would allow community members to walk their dogs at the park knowing they were safe.

“Feeling safe and secure is a key priority for both the community and us as it ranked highly in our Wellbeing Survey in 2019 and our Community Priority Survey in 2020 so we are glad to continue to meet the local public’s needs in this area,” said Mayor Gear.

“The feedback from the community showed they were in favour of the fence and we are pleased we were able to get it installed just a few weeks after the meeting.”

Mayor Gear said the City of Melville would fund the replacement of older benches and plant trees around the perimeter of WN Malcolm Reserve in the winter of 2021, to ensure the park was Safe and Secure and to also contribute to the City’s Urban Forest.

“The improvements will enhance the amenity of the park for local residents and align with the community’s top outcome area of a Clean and Green City Melville, which was expressed in the Community Priority Survey,” said Mayor Gear.

For more information about the park, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/things-to-do/find-venues-parks-and-reserves/wn-malcolm-reserve

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