The City of Swan is reviewing dog access in our public areas - where dog exercise is either allowed, on-lead only, or prohibited.
Currently all reserves in the City of Swan, other than selected locations, are dog exercise areas. If a reserve is not listed as restricted or prohibited, you may choose to exercise your dog off a leash.
It is proposed to essentially reverse this approach meaning all dogs should be on a lead when in a public place, other than a select number of reserves where dogs can be exercised off a leash. These areas have been chosen for reasons including large ground space, distance from schools and how often they are used for recreational sports.
The intention of the review is to provide a balance of uses for our public spaces for the enjoyment and safety of everyone.
We invite you to provide feedback on this proposal - are there any areas you think should or shouldn't be included?
Your feedback will be presented to Council who will consider all perspectives before making any changes to our current practices.
You can have your say by using the online consultation platform below - just click the 'Comment Now' button to get started. Alternatively, send your feedback to the City in writing via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Dog access areas'.
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