Proposed Fenced Dog Exercise Area

A brown puppy and a larger white dog standing on grass, with sand and trees behind them.

The City wants to hear the community's feedback on a proposal to develop a fenced dog exercise area within one of its existing parks.

What is a fenced dog exercise area?

A fenced dog exercise area is a fenced space within a reserve where dogs can exercise off lead and may contain elements such as sand, agility equipment and turf.

Why is a fenced dog exercise area being proposed?

Following the Dog Exercise Area Review conducted in 2018 Council resolved to consult with the community on where they would like to see a fenced dog exercise area located.

How was the list of potential locations developed?

We have reduced the list of potential sites within the City from over 170 parks and reserves down to 20 potential locations (please note that Riverside Gardens is being considered in two parts - East and West). We did this by applying a set of criteria to determine the most suitable locations based on reducing impact on local residents and environmental impact, as well as the ability to provide additional facilities such as parking, water and shade. The criteria was developed in collaboration with the Engage Bayswater Panel, a voluntary group of City of Bayswater residents, ratepayers and business owners.

How can I get involved?

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on this initiative; we received more than 750 survey submissions and correspondence from community members.

The feedback is now being analysed and we will provide an update on the project early in 2020.

The City wants to hear the community's feedback on a proposal to develop a fenced dog exercise area within one of its existing parks.

What is a fenced dog exercise area?

A fenced dog exercise area is a fenced space within a reserve where dogs can exercise off lead and may contain elements such as sand, agility equipment and turf.

Why is a fenced dog exercise area being proposed?

Following the Dog Exercise Area Review conducted in 2018 Council resolved to consult with the community on where they would like to see a fenced dog exercise area located.

How was the list of potential locations developed?

We have reduced the list of potential sites within the City from over 170 parks and reserves down to 20 potential locations (please note that Riverside Gardens is being considered in two parts - East and West). We did this by applying a set of criteria to determine the most suitable locations based on reducing impact on local residents and environmental impact, as well as the ability to provide additional facilities such as parking, water and shade. The criteria was developed in collaboration with the Engage Bayswater Panel, a voluntary group of City of Bayswater residents, ratepayers and business owners.

How can I get involved?

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on this initiative; we received more than 750 survey submissions and correspondence from community members.

The feedback is now being analysed and we will provide an update on the project early in 2020.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thanks for your interest in this project. To help you complete the following survey, please consider the information provided on the project page, including a map of the potential locations.

    All personal information provided will remain confidential, in line with the City's Privacy Policy.

    Thanks for your interest in this project. To help you complete the following survey, please consider the information provided on the project page, including a map of the potential locations.

    All personal information provided will remain confidential, in line with the City's Privacy Policy.

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