Bayside Council is looking at possible new off-leash areas following the recommendations of its City Services Committee.
The City Services Committee recommended a short-list of 5 sites that were presented to Council in a proposal at last month’s Council meeting.
“I am pleased Council is working to increase the number of off-leash dog areas in line with current dog ownership trends in our community,” Mayor Dr Christina Curry said.
“Off-leash dog parks have many social and physical benefits for both dogs and their owners, especially older residents, or those living in apartments.”
A report on the cost and available funding, as well as any environmental concerns regarding these off-leash dog parks, will be submitted to Council for consideration at a future Council Meeting.
There are currently 14 fenced and unfenced off-leash dog exercise areas in Bayside.
The proposed off-leash dog sites are:
- Rhodes Street Reserve, Hillsdale – Unenclosed
- Hughes Avenue Reserve, Mascot – Enclosed
- Nattai Place Reserve, Banksia – Enclosed
- Flynns Reserve, Bexley – Enclosed
- Riverside Drive, Sans Souci – Unenclosed