Upgrade planned for Gorokan off-leash dog area

A new fenced off-leash area is being planned at Helen Reserve at Gorokan where dogs can be exercised in a controlled and secure environment.

Helen Reserve is already an off-leash reserve but Central Coast Council is planning to establish two separate enclosures, one designated for small dogs and the other for all dogs.

The reserve will be broken into different areas to allow dogs of different sizes and abilities to play safely in the park.

Concept plans are now open for community feedback and can be viewed online at yourvoiceourcoast.com.

The upgrades will include 1.2m high chainwire mesh fencing, airlock style entry, shade shelters, concrete pathway, maintenance gates, shade planting, sandstone block seating around trees, rubbish bins and a water station.

Work is scheduled to start in April and take about three months to complete.

Council will be using Local Infrastructure Contributions, also referred to as Development Contributions, to fund these upgrades.

These Contributions are charged by Council when new development occurs and the money is used for local infrastructure which typically includes local roads, stormwater and drainage, shared pathways, parks, play spaces or other recreational areas, environmental land and community facilities.

Sue Murray