A 125-dog breeding and training facility has been proposed near the Greater Brisbane Greyhound Centre, which is due to be completed in 2024.

The 56-acre property south of Ipswich could become home to a large-scale greyhound breeding and training facility if a development application lodged with the Ipswich City Council is approved.

The site is also intended to operate as an ‘intensive animal husbandry’ and training facility and would see several new litters of greyhounds bred and trained for racing purposes. Breeding dogs for racing purposes raises significant animal welfare concerns.

A 200m sprinting track and outdoor exercise yards are amongst the proposed changes to the land. The proximity of the proposed breeding and training facility to the Greater Brisbane Greyhound Centre is a driving factor in the application, allowing trainers and the dogs to reside less than ten minutes away.

This facility will bring more suffering to greyhounds purely to make money and entertain people.

AWLQ strongly opposes the proposed 125-dog breeding facility at 763 Ipswich-Boonah Road in Purga. As an organisation committed to the well-being and humane treatment of animals, we are deeply concerned about the establishment of an intensive animal husbandry and training facility that would breed and train greyhounds for racing purposes.

Will you help us say no to more greyhounds suffering for entertainment?

Please lodge your opposition to this development before 14 September 2023. We have provided a suggested template here; however, we strongly encourage you to use your own words for better impact.

2129/2023/MCU: Material Change of Use at 763 Ipswich-Boonah Road in Purga.