Countdown starts for Samson dog owners to have say on plan for Sir Frederick Samson Park

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DOG owners who use Sir Frederick Samson Park will have 28 days to give their feedback on changing the bushland areas of the park to dog on lead areas.

During public question time at a recent City of Fremantle council meeting a resident said she was told in April the proposal would not come back to council until 2020.

“No further research has been done. We acknowledge we are privileged to have the park,” she said.

The main concerns cited were a the lack of consultation and research.

A council report said “from a conservation vie point the exclusion of dogs from the bushland would provide the best outcome in conjunction with bushland management practices”.

A City of Fremantle spokesman said last week the most recent environmental assessment of Sir Frederick Samson Park was in 2014.

City ward councillor Adin Lang said as a dog owner he thought the policy created a happy median.

“Kings Park has the same rules,” he said.

“I think it is a good compromise.”

City ward councillor Rachel Pemberton said she would support it only because it was going out to advertising.

“I still need more convincing,” she said.

The change will be advertised on mysayfreo and the usual channels.