Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM is encouraging residents to have their say on a new $27 million state-of-the-art animal rehoming centre to be built in Glendenning.
The Western Sydney Animal Rehoming Centre will be constructed in Owen Street, Glendenning, and will replace Council’s 40-year old Animal Holding Facility in Flushcombe Road, Blacktown.
“The Centre will be the first custom-built animal rehoming centre of its kind in Australia and will offer a range of services never previously available in old-fashioned ‘council dog pounds,’” Mayor Bleasdale said.
“The Western Sydney Animal Rehoming Centre will be able to house 135 dogs and 230 cats and is designed to provide sufficient capacity for the requirements of Blacktown City and a number of other councils well into the future.
“I encourage all residents to take a look and comment on this exciting new project for the community.”
The new facility is highly accessible to visitors from across Sydney, located very close to both the M7 and M4 Motorways.
Council’s new Animal Rehoming Centre will be a modern, eco-friendly, welcoming and spacious facility based on best practice for animal holding and rehoming.
The facility will service Blacktown, Liverpool, Willoughby, Parramatta, Ryde, Canada Bay, Lane Cove and Hunters Hill councils.
The Western Sydney Animal Rehoming Centre will provide a number of associated services as well as animal care and rehoming including:
- community volunteer programs
- community education areas
Mayor Bleasdale said: “The current Animal Holding Facility (AHF) at Blacktown is over 40 years old and would require significant upgrades if it were to continue into the future.
“The AHF is now often at capacity and would therefore be incapable of dealing with the growing demand from a community with a projected population of 522,000 by 2036.”
Construction of the new Animal Rehoming Centre is expected to commence in early 2021.
The Western Sydney Animal Rehoming Centre is on public exhibition from 13 January to 17 February 2020.
Have your say
The Preliminary Business Case for the Western Sydney Animal Rehoming Centre was on public exhibition from 13 January to 17 February 2020.
All submissions and public feedback received on the proposed WSARC project will be considered by Council at its Ordinary meeting to be held at 6.30pm on 25 March 2020. The public is welcome to attend this meeting.