Progress on the new Wingecarribee Animal Shelter has taken another step towards fruition as Council finalises the Development Application.
The Development Application (DA), including detailed designs of both the Animal Shelter and adjoining State Emergency Service (SES) building are proposed to be lodged with Council via the NSW Government’s Planning Portal within weeks.
Plans prepared for the new Animal Shelter include an administration area, isolation and adoption compounds, examination facilities, meeting rooms and indoor and outdoor pens and runs. Council continues to explore opportunities for a commercial ancillary opportunity at the shelter.
Both the Animal Shelter and SES building will have separate carparking facilities.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the lodgement of the Development Application represented a critical milestone in the delivery of the project.
“A purpose-built Animal Shelter and branch headquarters for the Moss Vale SES will be a wonderful asset for the community,” she said.
“The existing buildings are no longer fit-for-purpose and the new multi-purpose site will provide both volunteer groups access to modern, safe and accessible facilities.”
The submission of the DA for the multi-purpose space follows the awarding of the contract for the design of the dual facilities to Figgis and Jefferson Tepa Architects in January 2022.
The purpose-built Animal Shelter and co-located SES facility will be constructed on Council-owned property at 1 Bowman Road in Moss Vale.
Construction on the Animal Shelter is anticipated to start in late 2022 with the facility expected to be complete in early 2024.
Council continues to seek external funding opportunities to construct the SES facility.