Council statement: Moon Dog

Published on 18 April 2024

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Council wishes to clarify the cancellation of the opening of Moon Dog Wild West in Footscray was not a result of any Council action.

Our understanding is that earlier this week, Moon Dog’s private building surveyor, who is responsible for issuing the relevant building permits and the certificate of occupancy required for the venue to trade, had flagged issues with the fire hydrant and booster cabinet, as the works had not been carried out in accordance with the relevant Building Regulations 2018.

The decision to not issue an occupancy certificate is a matter is between Moon Dog and their private building surveyor.

Council is disappointed that the cancellation of the opening has been misrepresented by Moon Dog as being a decision made by Council, especially given how closely we have worked with them throughout the planning and construction process. 

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