Shire of Mundaring is seeking public comment for a proposed dog exercise area on the corner of Goldsbrough Entrance and Helena Valley Road, Helena Valley.
The public comment period follows a request from a Helena Valley resident for a local place to exercise her dog off-leash.
Shire President Cr John Daw said the recommended off-leash area would be a great addition to the 43 dog exercise areas in the shire, and would promote safer spaces for dog owners to enjoy.
"These spaces have a positive impact on our community because they encourage a healthy lifestyle and opportunities for social interaction," he said.
"The Shire is committed to achieving the goals identified in our recent Community Health and Wellbeing Informing Strategy. These include encouraging people to get out and enjoy recreational places."
Dogs must be on a leash unless they are in a designated dog exercise area.
A dog exercise area is a location where a dog can be exercised off-leash by a person who is capable of controlling the dog. Under the Dog Act 1976, all local governments must give 28 days' public notice when specifying the land concerned as a dog exercise area.
Comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org noting "Dog Exercise Area" in the subject line or by letter to:
Shire of Mundaring
7000 Great Eastern Highway
Mundaring WA 6073
The comment period will close at 4pm on 26 August. Submissions are expected to be considered by Council in September.
Contact the Community Safety Team on 9290 6629 for more information.