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Construction is currently scheduled to commence in April 2024, subject to the supply of equipment. Should the equipment become available at an earlier date, work will begin sooner. It is estimated that the initial construction will take six weeks pending weather conditions.

Once construction is complete the park will need to remain closed for approximately a further six weeks to allow for grass and vegetation establishment including watering and mowing. Due to the high wear of dog parks it is essential that this period is provided to give the new park the best opportunity of quality establishment. Gates will remain locked to the park until the area is deemed suitable for use by dogs.

At this stage we estimate the park will be open to the public no later than July 2024.

Community engagement outcomes

Thank you for providing feedback on the design of the Hurtle John Potter Reserve – dog park and toilet. There was strong support for a dog park in this location, with the final concept plan incorporating common themes that emerged from the community engagement feedback:

  • Change bark chips surface to irrigated turf.
  • Increase the size of the dog park fence area (from 3000 sqm to 4300 sqm).
  • Additional dog park entry on the western side.
  • Additional leash hanging zone.
  • Additional dog activities with agility equipment.
  • Increase tree planting for shade and natural amenities.

  • During the consultation, 607 individuals visited the Your Say page, 54 participated in the online survey, and 33 joined the drop-in session.

    More information on the community engagement outcomes can be found here.


    With the support of Nat Cook Member for Hurtle Vale, the state government is funding $500,000 towards the construction of an enclosed off leash dog park, public toilet and other improvements at Hurtle John Potter Reserve on Investigator Drive, Woodcroft in response to community feedback. The dog park and toilet will be exciting additions to this popular reserve.

    Consultation on the draft concept plan was undertaken in January 2023.

    View the draft concept plan and frequently asked questions.

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