Funding for wildlife park 'dream'

FUNDING has been received to fence the proposed Sleepy Lizard Park on the corner of Goode Road and Kuhlmann Street in Ceduna.

The vacant block owned by the Ceduna District Council, has a small working group assigned to the project, which is in the early stages of designing a wildlife park to house emus, kangaroos and wombats.

Mayor Allan Suter said the council was investigating revenue for the possibility of opening the wildlife park, which could eventually employ at least two full-time local park rangers.

"We are only in the very early stages of the project and it will take a very long time to get it up and running but we are allowed to be ambitious aren't we?" Mr Suter said.

"It's just a gleam in the mayor's eye at the moment but if we can mange to get the required funding there is a real possibility Ceduna can have a wildlife park that provides tours and education around wild life."

Mr Suter said he wanted to get the ball rolling on providing a great attraction to the local Ceduna community.