Work starts on new Animal Management Centre

The parcel of land next to the Animal Management Centre (AMC) has been cleared for the construction of the first stage of the new facility.

AMC staff will continue to provide their current level of service during the entire construction process.

They will operate out of the current facility while work on stage one, including the construction of two new buildings is completed, which includes an administration building and a kennel building.

Once this stage is finalised and operational in October 2021, staff will transition into the new buildings and the current facility will be demolished so stage two can commence. This work will see the current facility transformed into an enforcement dog and cattery building.

The entire project is expected to be completed by May 2022.

The upgraded facility will include 42 dog enclosures (increased from 18 in the current facility) and 22 cat condos (increased from nine smaller cat cages in the current facility).

The new dog enclosures have been designed with improved health and safety features, for both staff and the animals in our care.

The customer experience will also be improved by providing more space for residents to interact with pets before deciding to adopt them.

There may be increased noise and dust during the construction work. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

This $3.39 million facility is jointly funded by the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions Fund and Mackay Regional Council.