Pet playparks have become increasingly popular across Australia and, as a result, Australia is now home to the first cat playpen.
The Pet Playpark is a $30 million (£19.3m) development and, in the meantime, the owner of the pet park is busy creating a pet playfield that will eventually become a large indoor playpen to be installed in the backyard of the Pet Park in Stirling, Victoria.
The pet park, located on a 40 hectare plot of land at the centre of Stirling’s central business district, is a joint venture between a local business and the state government of Victoria.
“We’ve put in the land for this, and we’re looking at building a pet park and it’s actually quite an exciting project,” said Lisa O’Neill, owner of Stirlings Pet Park.
“The land is available and it has the right amount of room and the right height to accommodate a large play area, and the area we’re going to be installing is just a small space and we’ll be installing it on top of a very high rise, so that we can provide a safe environment for our cats and dogs.”
O’Neil said she had hoped to open the pet playpark by the end of the year.
“I’m really excited about it,” she said.
“It’s a great project and it will create a lot of good jobs and I think it’s a really great thing to have a pet playground in our community.”
Victoria’s Pet Park is the first such pet park in Australia and is located within the Pet Shop of the Year competition, an annual event in which the top ten pet shops in Victoria are awarded a prize of up to $30,000.
The winning pet shop will be awarded $1,000,000 for its role in the design of the new pet park.
“As we look back on the year and we look at where we’re at, the pet shops were one of the big winners, so it’s great to see that in our history the Pet Store of the World has won this year,” O’Brien said.
O’Bryan is hoping to create another pet park at the Pet Place in Brisbane, which will include an indoor and outdoor play area and a pet store.
“My hope is that we’re able to bring our local pet shop, and that is Stirling Pet, to Brisbane,” she added.
“And then of course, we’re also looking at other areas that we could potentially work on, like in the surrounding areas of Brisbane.” “
In March, Victoria introduced a new dog and cat population protection law that will make it easier for pet owners to keep their pets under control, but O’Malley said the new law does not go far enough. “
And then of course, we’re also looking at other areas that we could potentially work on, like in the surrounding areas of Brisbane.”
In March, Victoria introduced a new dog and cat population protection law that will make it easier for pet owners to keep their pets under control, but O’Malley said the new law does not go far enough.
“Our legislation is very, very inadequate, it does not address the issue of people wanting to own their own pet and the problems of pet owners having to be responsible for their pets,” she told Al Jazeera.
“In Victoria, it’s the other way round.
In Victoria, we have the highest dog and dog-bite mortality rate of any state, and people who own their pets, they’re the people who get killed.”
Olamins plan is to create a safe space where pet owners can bring their pets into the city, but that will not be possible if the city does not have a plan to provide pets with suitable indoor space.
“What we’re really going to do is create a pet safe zone where people can bring in their pets and it would be the best way to do that,” she explained.
“Because we have a very large population of dogs, people who are able to work out an indoor area that is accessible to dogs, then it is really important that people who live in that area have a place to go.”
Obergs plan has been approved by the state’s Environment Department and will come into effect on July 1, 2018.
“People can be pet owners in Stirlingham and they can be pets in other parts of Victoria, and it is a really good outcome,” she noted.