Long walks on the beach just got even longer

Pauline Wimsett and Lorraine Jackson with dogs Jimmy and Onyx, and other residents who petitioned to extend the dog beach. Picture: Emma Reeves d414551
Pauline Wimsett and Lorraine Jackson with dogs Jimmy and Onyx, and other residents who petitioned to extend the dog beach. Picture: Emma Reeves d414551

Councillors unanimously agreed to extend the dog exercise area off Brazier Road south to an existing access path on Compass Circle at their February 4 meeting.

The decision is welcome news for dog owners, including Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association secretary Lorraine Jackson, who organised a 500-signature petition for a longer dog beach last April.

‘It’s fabulous that we have got that access and I think we are quite lucky to get it,’ she said.

Mrs Jackson thanked residents who had supported the petition and urged dog owners to be responsible and clean up after their pets.

The City will relocate the existing dog beach boundary sign, install dog waste bag dispensers at the two existing access paths in Compass Circle and install a bin at the southern-most entrance.

Mrs Jackson said she hoped the council would still investigate allowing dogs on beaches during off-peak periods, noting a survey by the City found 204 supported the idea, with 115 people against.