No dog park for East Frame

The central city’s East Frame will not get a dog park after it was considered an unsuitable location.

It came after the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board asked Fletcher Living, which is building the residential development, asking if there was provision for a dog park.

The board said it would cater for people and their pets living in the central city.

But Otakaro chief executive Albert Brantley has since written back saying after speaking with the city council’s parks and animal management team, the East Frame was considered unsuitable.

“The team commented that due to the long, linear nature of the East Frame reserves, and their proximity to high density housing, the area is not considered appropriate for the siting of a dog park.”

Otakaro is the Government agency overseeing the anchor projects. The East Frame is one of those.

Mr Brantley said they acknowledged a dog park was needed for the central city, but a careful site selection process would need to be done.