Map identifies proposed dog exercise areas

SHIRE of Mundaring's website features a map, found here, which highlights proposed dog exercise areas.

Council recently supported a recommendation to give 28 days public notice of its intention to specify a number of dog exercise areas and locations where dogs are prohibited.

Some locations have been added as a result of the community feedback. They are Mundaring Recreation Ground Oval, Chartwell Park (Swan View) and Shire-owned land adjacent to Morgan John Morgan Reserve.

Shire President David Lavell said the proposal was developed because Council wanted to provide the community with further clarification around where they could and couldn't exercise their dogs.

A dog exercise area is a location where a dog can be exercised "off leash" by someone who is capable of controlling the dog. In addition, that person must also be carrying a leash in case the dog needs to be restrained.

Any public place that is not specified in the proposal as either a Dog Exercise Area or a Prohibited Area would come under the general requirements of the Dog Act 1976 which means dogs must be on a leash.

Cr Lavell said the proposal would provide people who are not necessarily dog lovers the reassurance that they can visit a public place in a dog-free environment.

Proposed prohibited areas include Shire-owned and managed public buildings, Blackboy Hill Memorial, Mundaring and Wooroloo Cemeteries, Lake Leschenaultia and Sculpture Park Children's Playground. Under the current proposal, dogs will not be permitted within the boundary of play equipment areas and on sporting ovals during play and maintenance work.


1/08/2017
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