Mount Isa's new Animal Management Facility will have a formal launch and open day this weekend.
The new $845,000 facility at 21 Richardson Rd is set to officially open on Saturday, February 8.
The Open Day from 9-11am will include tours of the facility, animals for adoption and free bacon-and-egg burgers.
The Facility's upgrade includes the construction of a new administration building, animal-treatment clinic, dog exercise yard, stock-holding area and receiving bay, the installation of new fencing and automatic gates, landscaping, and the sealing of the new carpark and driveways.
Extensions have been built to many of the dog pens, which will assist staff members with cleaning as well as increasing floor space for the dogs.
A water-misting system installed in the cat-holding area to keep them cooler during the hotter months will also soon be installed in the dog-holding area.
The project was funded by the State Government's Works For Queensland program and took six months to complete.
Mayor Joyce McCulloch said the upgraded facility will better serve the needs of the community for many years to come. .
"I'm confident the Animal Management Facility's customers will be impressed with the new, larger administration building and all of the new amenities that the facility now features," Cr McCulloch said
The facility is open from 9am to 10am, and from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, from Monday to Friday with plans to significantly increase its opening hours in the near future.
Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchliffe said the facility delivers priority infrastructure, boosts the local economy and offers more humane care of lost and abandoned pets.
"The Works for Queensland program has supported Mount Isa council with more than $8,900,000 which created or supported over 200 jobs in the first two rounds and council estimates a further 128 jobs will be created in the third, 2019-21 round."
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