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Dog Off-Leash Trial

Consultation closed on 11 April 2021

In August 2020, the City of Ryde asked for feedback on a proposal to trial a number of new dog off-leash areas across the City. These areas were recommended in the Dog Recreation Needs Study to meet the needs of our growing community.

Based on your feedback, Council is commencing a 6-month trial of 4 new dog off-leash areas. The trial will run from Monday 19 October 2020 –  Sunday 11 April 2021 at the following sites:

During the 6-month trial, Council would like to hear your thoughts on the new dog off-leash facilities, what you like and any ideas or suggestions for improvement.

Moore Park, Eastwood will not be included as part of the trial due to a requirement for fencing. However, the site will be open for feedback during the trial period as a proposed future dog off-leash area.

*Note: Beach Parks are not patrolled and owners will be required to supervise their dogs at all times

Latest Updates

Have Your Say on Dog Off-Leash at Memorial Park and Meadowbank Park

Published on 8 September 2021

HAVE YOUR SAY - MEADOWBANK PARK PROPOSED DOG OFF-LEASH AREA

In 2019, Council adopted the Meadowbank Park Masterplan which outlines a future vision for this open space, including a new dedicated dog off-leash area. The upgrades in the Masterplan will be delivered in stages over the coming years.

In order to meet the current demand for dog off-leash facilities, Council is proposing to install a fenced dog off-leash area within Meadowbank Park, near Andrew Street. This proposed area will be an interim solution until the new dog off-leash area identified in the Masterplan is implemented.

Click here to Have Your Say on the Meadowbank Park Proposed Dog Off-Leash Area by Sunday 3 October 2021.

HAVE YOUR SAY - MEMORIAL PARK DOG OFF-LEASH TRIAL

At its meeting on 29 June 2021, Council resolved to extend the trial at Memorial Park for an additional 12 months to allow for further community comment.

The trial has been extended until Thursday 30 June 2022. During the extended trial, Council would like to hear your thoughts on the dog off-leash facilities, what you like and any ideas or suggestions for improvement. 

Click here to Have Your Say on the Memorial Park Dog Off-Leash Trial

Council Resolution - 29 June 2021

Published on 5 July 2021

At its meeting on 29 June 2021, Council resolved the following:

(a) That the following parks be identified by Council as dog off leash areas:-
• Marsfield Park: Unfenced and off leash when not used for organised sport
• Monash Park: Unfenced and off leash when not used for organised sport.
• Moore Park: Enclosed off leash area at all times.
• Bennelong Park Foreshore – (alternate location to Kissing Point Park): Unfenced off leash swimming area at all times.

(b) That Council extend the Memorial Park trial for a further 12 months and undertake further works to improve its containment.

(c) That funding be identified in the next iteration of Council’s Four-Year Delivery Plan, for a capital project to install infrastructure at Moore Park to make an area fully fenced.

(d) That Council consult with the community with reference to the existing Masterplan on constructing a fenced in area around Andrew Street, Meadowbank.

  • Click here to view a copy of the Minutes from Council Meeting
  • Click here to view a copy of the report to Council

Have Your Say has now closed

Published on 12 April 2021

Have Your Say on the Dog Off-Leash Trial has now closed.

Have Your Say is now open

Published on 19 October 2020

Have Your Say on the Dog Off Leash Trial is open until Sunday 11 April 2021. 

Click here to read more about Stage 1 Have Your Say - Proposed Dog Off Leash Trial Areas.

Have Your Say

You can Have Your Say on the Dog Off-Leash Trial in a number of ways including completing the online survey, e-mail or post.

Online Survey

To Have Your Say, please click here to complete the online survey. If you are unable to fill in this survey online or don’t have access, please contact Customer Service  on 9952 8222. Survey responses will be received up until Sunday 11 April 2021.

Written Submissions

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Dog Off-Leash Trial'. All submissions must be received by Sunday 11 April 2021.

Email cityofryde@ryde.nsw.gov.au
Post General Manager, City of Ryde, Locked Bag 2069, North Ryde NSW 1670 

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Contact Us

If you require more information about the Dog Off-Leash Trial please call Customer Service on 9952 8222 or email cityofryde@ryde.nsw.gov.au

 

Last updated on 12 April 2021