Have Your Say on dog policy

Friday 1 December 2017

Inner West Council’s review of the policy for dogs in Elliott Park and Balmain Cove is now open for feedback from the community.

Dog ownership is increasing in the inner west. There are currently 4,116 dogs living in Balmain and Rozelle (Source: NSW Companion Animals Register, March 2017).

Dog ownership has many benefits for human health including improved mental and physical health.

The right balance is needed between the provision of areas to exercise dogs off leash and the needs of other park users. Currently Elliot Park and Balmain Cove are designated on leash areas. The closest off leash area is in Bridgewater Park

Council is keen to hear from the community as to whether off leash dogs should be permitted in areas of Elliott Park and Balmain Cove for a six month trial period.

Read about existing off leash areas in the LGA here http://www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/community/for-residents/pets-and-companion-animals/dogs/dog-exercise-areas

To Have Your Say, go to http://www.yoursayinnerwest.com.au or contact Aaron Callaghan, Parks Planning and Engagement Manager, to request a paper survey on 9392 5634 or email aaron.callaghan@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

Comment closes Sunday 4 February 2018. The feedback will be included in a report to Council to determine any changes to the policy for dogs in Elliott Park and Balmain Cove.

All respondents will be notified of the Council meeting date.

 

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