Community gives proposed fenced dog exercise area the thumbs down

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PLANS for a fenced dog exercise area at Attadale Reserve appear headed for the scrapheap after the community rejected two concepts.

The City of Melville floated the idea of either a partial or fully-fenced are over a two-week period in July.

Of the 392 people who completed the City’s survey, 56 per cent voted not to support either dog fence concept while on the Melville Talks web page, most of the 600 comments left were negative.

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Among the reasons the concepts were opposed were people’s preference for using the whole area to exercise with their pets.

The City’s search for a fenced dog exercise area began 12 months ago after a request from Councillor Nicole Robins.


Attadale Reserve was considered the most suitable location from the City’s 173 parks and reserves, but on the back of the community feedback, City officers have recommended councillors not proceed with either option.

Councillors will have the final say at their August 20 meeting.