Planit’s Town Planning, Engineering and Landscaping team helps Sydney Dogs and Cats Home gain development approval for new Kurnell Shelter.
The longest operating facility for Sydney’s lost, abandoned and neglected pets will have a new $10.7 million dollar expanded home, with Planit heavily involved in the development approval process.
Currently, Sydney Dogs and Cats Home operates out of a complex at Carlton that it has outgrown since being first established in 1946.
A three-year search for a new home began when the Carlton site was earmarked for redevelopment in 2015.
In 2018, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the government would facilitate the shelter’s relocation to a Crown land site at Kurnell.
With help from Planit on the development approval, it has been confirmed that the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home will move to a new complex on Sir Joseph Banks Drive in Kurnell, next to the desalination plant.
It will include several dog pen “pod” buildings with indoor and outdoor kennels, a cattery, cafe and parking for 61 vehicles with at least 16 staff to be employed.
The administration building will provide reception and offices, adoption services, cat holding, veterinary clinic and education facility for community outreach programs.
In 2019, the home reunited 862 lost pets with their owners and found new homes for 1741 animals in their care.