Posted January 16, 2019 12:58:38A Melbourne waterworks utility has opened a new pet-centric home to the world, after opening its old site to a family to help pay for the $200,000 renovations.
Key points:Waterworks utility Waterworks South is offering a pet-focused home to help ease some of the pressure on its staffThe home, at 11-acre Blaydon Place, will be open to residents from January 20A home for pets has been a staple of the Melbourne water network for decades and the Blaydel Place property will provide the company with a new way to provide a home for dogs and cats.
The home will have a private garden, dog-friendly entrance and access to a pool, sauna and a heated swimming pool.
Waterworks South’s Pet-Friendly Home initiative aims to help residents of the city cope with the pressure of running water, and its owners are keen to make it easier for them to access the services they need.
The waterworks company opened the Blaysdon Place property, at 12-acre Lake Grove Crescent, in August 2018 to help the family who run the water utility and their two young children.
“This is an excellent opportunity to bring a pet to life for our family,” owner Mark and Michelle Walker said in a statement.
“The new home will provide a safe environment for our four dogs and our three cats to enjoy while we work on their safety and wellbeing.”
The property has been renovated to house a number of pet-specific facilities, including a dog-specific pool, dog play area and outdoor living area.
It is located in the Blayne Avenue area and the property is on a property-specific permit.
“Our owners are working closely with Waterworks Utilities South to ensure that their pets are happy and comfortable at this location,” Mr Walker said.
The property is expected to open to homeowners by January 20.
“We look forward to welcoming them to Blaydons new home in the near future,” Mr and Ms Walker said of the property.
“There is plenty of space to get in and out of the building and it will be a lovely place for pets to get the best possible life.”
A number of residents have already visited the property, which is located on a block bounded by Lake Grove Road, Lake Grove, Beaumaris Street, Blaydale Street, Bentleigh Street and Easton Street.
“It is a very special space to have for a pet,” Mr Turner said.
“I love it.”