13TH JUNE - PERRY RD UPDATE

Perry Road - awaiting council approval

For those of you who drive past Perry Rd, you will have noticed a dramatic change in the landscape. For those who do it regularly, you will have also noticed that the works seems to have stalled. This is because the construction aspect has finalised, and we are awaiting sign off from Dandenong Council and the issuing of the new land titles. We hope this will occur by the end of June.

This will be the point in which our new home address of 26 Aegean Ave, Keysborough, 3173 will be born. 

On the other side of the fence, the planning for the new building is in full swing. The team of various consultants has been assembled to take us forward. Our architect has almost completed the design drawings and the engineers have commenced work on their bit. Whilst the planning continues, we are working through the formalities with Council and we are expecting these to wrap up shortly, concluding with the endorsed planning permit issued.

The tender process lies ahead, which we hope to start around August this year. Four builders will be invited to submit a proposal. Once the builder is chosen and all is going well, construction is expected to commence before the end of the year. Until tender schedules have been received, the build time is uncertain but estimated to be about 9 months. 

The final shelter design incorporates the world best practices for shelters and will be built in two stages. Stage one will include our animal pens and adoption areas, publicly accessible veterinary clinic and room for a groomer. Stage two will house additional animal areas and boarding kennels. The new shelter will have larger pens, as we now do in our temporary home, and includes more options for income generation to ensure a sustainable future such as the boarding kennel facility and groomer, as afore mentioned.

The plans are on display at our temporary shelter, so if you’re in the area please stop in and look them over. 

Megan Seccull