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SUMMARY OF CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION AND RECURRENT COSTS FOR OFF-
LEASH DOG AREA OPTIONS:
The following are preliminary cost estimates that would be subject to further more detailed
investigation should Council choose to pursue the development of any of these options further.

Option 1a. Eucalyptus Drive – Site proposed in the draft Plan of Management

This proposal would require
    pedestrian access improvements                               $5,000
    provision of water supply, bins & seating                    $7,000
    planting works                                               $5,000
    fencing with 1.2 meter height roll top weld mesh             $12,600


Total capital costs are estimated at $30,000
Additional annual recurrent costs would be minimal as Council already have an appropriate
maintenance program at this site.

Option 1b. Eucalyptus Drive - Westleigh Progress Association Proposal to close Rocklily
Avenue
Carolyn Cannings, President of the Westleigh Progress Association, put forward a proposal to
close, fill and landscape Rocklily Avenue between Coral Heath Ave and Eucalyptus Drive. She
suggested the off leash dog area be constructed on top of this and to leave the majority of 12
Eucalyptus Drive as open grassed area for picnicking, ball games and kite flying. Costing for the
road closure was estimated by Council’s Works Division.

This proposal would require
    road closure works refer to attachment 4 of this report                 $60,000
    provision of water supply, bins & seating                               $7,000
    planting of trees                                                       $2,000
    fencing with 1.2 metre high roll top weld mesh                          $12,600
    drainage/irrigation to off-leash area                                   $9,000

Total capital costs are estimated to exceed $90,000
Additional annual recurrent costs would be minimal as Council already have an appropriate
maintenance program at this site.

Option 2. Council Owned Former Dog Pound.
When constructed this area would be approximately the same size as proposed in 12 Eucalyptus
Drive.

Capital costs include:
   regrading of fill stock pile and clear land                   $27,000
   provide topsoil and spread and turfing                        $17,300
   provision of water supply, bins & seating                     $5,000
   fencing with 1.2 meter height roll top weld mesh              $12,600
   access paths                                                  $10,000
   lighting                                                      $20,000

Note: Fill material not removed from the site
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Total capital costs are estimated to exceed $92,000
Additional annual recurrent costs would be approximately $20,000

Option 3a. Leasing of Sydney Water Land - Quarter Sessions Road in front of Reservoir
This area consists of bushland with a cleared understorey and has good visual surveillance from
Quarter Sessions Road
This would require construction of:
   stump grinding recently cleared trees, leveling               $13,200
   topsoiling and spreading and turfing                          $14,500
   provision of water supply, bins and seating                   $10,000
   fencing with 1.8m high chain wire fencing                     $5,000
   access paths                                                  $10,000
   vehicular and pedestrian gates                                $5,000
   pedestrian crossing/ threshold to Quarter Sessions Road       $12,000

Total capital costs are estimated to exceed $65,000
Additional annual recurrent costs would be approximately $20,000.

Option 3b. Leasing of Sydney Water Land - Cleared land Adjacent to the Reservoir on
Quarter Sessions Road.
This area is a visible cleared area adjacent to Quarter Sessions Road between the reservoir and
the former dog pound site. It currently has padlocked gates and clearing warning signs to keep
out. This area is fenced along Quarter Sessions Road and has another fence along one side.
If Council chooses to pursue this area for leasing the following would need to be achieved:
    grading to create an even and safe surface,                      $17,300
       topsoiling and spreading
    provision of water supply, bins and seating                      $10,000
    access paths                                                     $10,000
    Fencing other 2 sides with 1.8m ht chain wire fencing,           $5,000
    Pedestrian crossing/ threshold to Quarter Sessions Road          $12,000
Note: The size of this area is similar to the proposed area in Option 1a: Eucalyptus Drive.

Total capital costs are estimated to exceed $55,000
Additional annual recurrent costs would be approximately $20,000.

Option 3c. Leasing of Sydney Water Land - Adjacent to Former Dog Pound
If Council chooses to pursue this area for leasing the following would need to be achieved:
grading to create level safe surfaces ,                             $20,000
topsoiling and spreading and turfing                                $44,500
provision of water supply, bins and seating                         $7,000
fencing the entire perimeter with 1.2m ht chain wire fencing,       $14,000
park shelter / structure                                            $12,000
access paths                                                        $15,000
minimal lighting to dog run area only                               $20,000

Note the area of this site is significantly larger than other site development options.

Total capital costs are estimated to exceed $132,500
Additional annual recurrent costs would be approximately $20,000
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Option 4a. Oakleigh Oval - Time Share.
Oakleigh Oval has existing fencing and a carpark. The current users groups and times are:

Summer
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 3-9pm Thornleigh Baseball
Saturday and Sundays - 8am -6pm Thornleigh Baseball

Winter
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 4.30pm - 9pm Gladesville Hornsby Football Association
Saturday - 8-5pm - Gladesville Hornsby Football Association

Nil capital costs
Additional annual recurrent costs would be approximately $20,000.

Option 4b. Ruddock Park Oval - Time Share.
The primary construction works are expected to be fencing on two sides of the oval. New
fencing would be a 1.2m high weld mesh roll top fencing. Due to close proximity to Quarter
Sessions Road spillage from the street lighting may be advantageous for users at night. The
current user groups and times are :

Summer
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 3-8pm Thornleigh Baseball
Friday:- 3.30 - 8pm - Thornleigh Softball
Saturday: 8am - 1pm - Thornleigh Baseball

Winter
Saturday - 8am -5pm - Gladesville Hornsby Football Association
Council plans to undertake lighting upgrade works this financial year which is expected to
increase use of the oval for sporting use.

Total capital costs are estimated to be $17,000
Additional annual recurrent costs would be approximately $20,000.

Option 5. Local Park between Quarter Sessions Road and Western Crescent.

The majority of this park is covered with ridge top bushland/ scrub, due to minimal stormwater
run off through the reserve there are few weeds. This type of casuarina scrub is habitat for black
cockatoos. This area is not suitable for an off leash dog area as there are trees dotted every meter
and not many walking trails through the bush. This area is currently regenerating and it would
appear that plant seedlings will be trampled.

A costing has not been prepared for this site due to its unsuitability for the proposed use.




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