A number of sites have been recommended in a Bayside Council report for additional off-leash dog areas in the local government area.
Council decided at its February 9 meeting to explore increasing the number of off-leash dog areas in Bayside.
This week Bayside Council’s Municipal Services Committee received a report from council staff on the suggested sites.
The report reviewed potential locations suggested as additional areas for off-leash dogs by councilors at the February meeting and others through community feedback.
The sites were rated using characteristics that are generally attributed to best practice locations for off-leash dog facilities, the report said.
Council officers have recommended potential sites for additional off-leash dog areas in:
Ward 1 Rhodes Street Reserve, Hillsdale Unfenced;
Ward 2 Hughes Avenue Reserve, Mascot (attached);
Ward 3 Nattai Place Reserve, Banksia (attached);
Ward 4 Flynns Reserve, Bexley (attached);
Ward 5 Riverside Drive, Sans Souci (not closed).
“Council recognizes the physical and social benefits to our community and their dogs through the provision of dog exercise areas throughout Bayside Council,” the report said.
The report will be presented to the next Bayside Council Plenary Meeting with a recommendation that suggested off-leash sites should be supported by the council and that the costs and funding of installing new off-leash areas should be explored.