MUNDARING Shire will make a scenic trail used by walkers, riders and cyclists an on-leash area for dogs at all times.
Councillors voted 7-4 in favour of the officer’s recommendation moved by Cr Tony Brennan and seconded by Cr David Lavell at Tuesday’s council meeting.
Crs Lynn Fisher, Ian Green, James Martin and Doug Jeans voted against the proposal.
Railway Reserves Heritage Trail follows the route of the old Eastern Railway, a 41km loop passing through the Hills communities of Darlington, Parkerville and Mundaring.
Areas approved as suitable for dog exercise included lot 100 Hardey Road, Glen Forrest, excluding Glen Forrest Community Garden lease area, Lots 377 and 378 Chartwell Way, Swan View and Mundaring Arena Oval.
The council considered the suitability of dog exercise areas within the Shire in accordance with the Dog Act 1976.