Dog off-lead area proposed for Spring Road Reserve
5 December 2016
Dog owners are keen to have an off-lead section at Kingston’s newest park – Dingley’s Spring Road Reserve – and Council is calling for community views on the proposal.
Mayor David Eden said that a set process, including community consultation, had to be followed by law before an off-lead area can be introduced.
“We know that local dog owners are keen to have an area of this 38 hectare parkland set aside as an off-lead area to let their pets get some extra exercise,” Cr Eden said.
“We’re certainly happy to explore that and are keen to hear community views on the idea.”
Community consultation is now underway via an online survey open until Tuesday 13 December.
Fill out the survey at kingston.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay
In the meantime, owners can use the off-lead areas at the nearby Swallow Reserve and Chadwick Reserve.
“Owners must remain in effective control of their dogs at all times and ensure their pet does not cause disturb or threaten people or other animals,” Cr Eden said.
To find out about dog off-lead areas and pet ownership in Kingston see kingston.vic.gov.au/pets