Construction under way for new pup arena

SHOVELS UP: Des Strong, Adam Hain and Chris Pain start on the new $700,000 indoor arena.
SHOVELS UP: Des Strong, Adam Hain and Chris Pain start on the new $700,000 indoor arena.

A DECADE long vision is about to become reality, with the first sod officially turned on Caboolture Sports Dog Obedience Club's new $700,000 indoor arena.

Moreton Bay Regional councillor Adam Hain, club president Chris Pain and past president Des Strong were on hand to officially launch construction at the Devine Court facility in Morayfield.

The new undercover arena will provide more than 300 members with a state-of-the-art sheltered area for regular obedience classes as well as a venue for obedience and agility competitions.

The undercover area will boast four full-sized trialling rings, competition standard lighting as well as a water efficient under-surface irrigation system to control surface moisture to ensure a safe and sure-footed surface for the dogs to train and compete.

Club president Chris Pain said construction of the new undercover arena was exciting news for the club and its members.

"The club has used its own funds for this project along with assistance from the Caboolture Sports Club's Sub Club Infrastructure Fund,” Mr Pain said.

"We've also had great support from the Moreton Bay Regional Council who purchased the freehold site in 2012, providing a lease back to the club.”

The club will relocate to the new facility over coming months once building works are complete in late April.

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