19 April, 2023
New course for local pooches
A NEW agility course has been installed at the Mareeba Dog Park thanks to the help of the Mareeba Men’s Shed.
Mareeba Shire Council had the idea to install the equipment at the park last year and approached the Men’s Shed for assistance.
Member of the Shed and engineer by trade, Roland Hill, designed the equipment which is now available for pooches of all shapes and sizes to enjoy.
“We considered various types of materials to manufacture the equipment, but in the end, we decided to use steel and decking boards to build equipment that is durable and will withstand the elements,” Mr Hill said.
“I have never done anything like this before, and I thoroughly enjoyed being involved in this project. The equipment was built by a handful of us, with welders doing a wonderful job in completing the steel frames and the rest of the team working on manufacturing and installing the wooden decking boards.”
Mayor Angela Toppin thanked the Mareeba Men’s Shed for designing and building the installed items.
“On behalf of council, I would like to thank the Men’s Shed for working on this project, and listening to the positive feedback received to date, I know this park will bring many happy moments for dogs and their owners,” she said