City of Bayswater conducting review of dog exercise areas, seeks dog owners’ input


Jennie Arts with Shireen Svensson and Loki. The City of Bayswater has embarked on a review of its existing and potential dog exercise areas in an effort to provide clarity around the rights and responsibilities of all park users. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d479184
Jennie Arts with Shireen Svensson and Loki. The City of Bayswater has embarked on a review of its existing and potential dog exercise areas in an effort to provide clarity around the rights and responsibilities of all park users. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d479184

DOG owners are urged to complete a survey about a City of Bayswater review of its existing and potential dog exercise areas.

The review was created to provide clarity around the rights and responsibilities of park users.

There are currently 41 dog exercise areas and 5678 registered dogs in the City.

Park signage will also be reviewed.

Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said it was vital to canvass the views of all park users which would help the council help plan for the future.

“We expect there will be an increase in the number of dogs across the City due to infill development so conducting a review of our dog exercise areas is timely,” he said.

“It is important dogs have appropriate places, such as parks, to exercise without the restriction of a lead.

“We need to balance the needs of all park users such local residents, walkers, sporting clubs, cyclists and children in playgrounds.”

Rangers will be visiting every reserve and asking people to complete the survey.

The City will be hosting a focus group with different interest groups including dog owners, cyclists, playgroups, sporting clubs, environmental groups and residents living close to parks.

The survey is available at http:/engage.bayswater.wa.gov.au.

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