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Meadowbank Park Proposed Dog Off-Leash Area

Consultation closed on 03 October 2021

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.

We would like to hear your thoughts on this proposed dog off-leash area. 


Note: map is indicative only and may be subject to change following further site analysis 

Latest Updates

Council Resolution - Tuesday 22 February 2022

Published on 19 April 2022

At its meeting held on Tuesday 22 February 2022, Council resolved the following:

(a) That Council retains the existing area identified for dog off-leash use in Meadowbank Park.

(b) That dog off leash use be permitted in this area when the sports-field is not booked for organised sporting activities, thus expanding utilisation time.

(c) That in response to the majority of submission respondents that supported the exhibited plan, and those who opposed the plan citing the need for more off-leash space, Council adopts the proposed fenced area on the Eastern side of the canal.

(d) That Council allocate appropriate funds as required for implementation from General Revenue.

(e) That staff thank respondents for their submission, including the head petitioner, and advise them of the outcome of the consultation

  • Click here to view the Council Meeting Minutes (excerpt of Minutes)
  • Click here to view the full Minutes for the Council Meeting


The existing dog off-leash area is now available when not used for organised sport. 

The new fenced dog off-leash area on the eastern side of the canal will be scheduled for design and installation once funding is allocated. Council will provide a further update when works are due to occur.

Council Meeting - Tuesday 22 February 2022

Published on 21 February 2022

Submissions and feedback received during the community consultation last year have been considered in the preparation of the Council Report. The Proposed Dog Off-Leash Area - Meadowbank Park is scheduled to be considered at the Council Meeting being held on Tuesday 22 February 2022.

  • Click here to view Council Report (excerpt from Agenda)
  • Click here to view the full Agenda for the Council Meeting

Have Your Say has now closed

Published on 5 October 2021

Have Your Say on the Meadowbank Park Proposed Dog Off-Leash Area has now closed.

Have Your Say is now open

Published on 8 September 2021

Have Your Say on the Meadowbank Park Proposed Dog Off-Leash Area is open until Sunday 3 October 2021.

Have Your Say

You can Have Your Say on the Meadowbank Park Proposed Dog Off-Leash Area in a number of ways including completing the submission form below, via e-mail or post. 

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Meadowbank Park Proposed Dog Off-Leash Area' and will be received up until Sunday 3 October 2021.

Online Submission

Online Submissions have now closed.

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Contact Us

If you require more information about the Meadowbank Park Proposed Dog Off-Leash Area please call Customer Service on 9952 8222 or email

If you require translating assistance, you may call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask for an interpreter to contact Council for you.

Last updated on 5 October 2021