Proposed dog off-lead area at Spring Road Reserve, Dingley

Consultation has concluded

In late 2016, Council sought feedback from the community on a proposed dog off-lead area at Spring Road Reserve in Dingley.

We received 346 responses from local Kingston and surrounding residents. Overall feedback reflects support for an off-lead area within the reserve, with a need for considerations for the safety of park users and potential fencing.

What's next?

Thank you for your feedback. A full report with recommendations moving forward will be put to Council in early 2017.

Background

As part of Kingston’s Responsible Pet Ownership Strategy, Council acknowledges the value and benefits of owning a pet. Pets can provide both social and physical health benefits. The obligations of owning a dog, such as taking your dog for a walk often provides a social experience that some people in our community may not normally have.

The provision of off-leash areas within Kingston will encourage the training of dogs to ensure they respond to their owner’s directions and are well behaved within the community. Training assists in reducing nuisance behaviours such as excessive barking, dog attacks, and general nuisance behaviours displayed by bored, untrained dogs or dogs that lack social exposure.

In late 2016, Council sought feedback from the community on a proposed dog off-lead area at Spring Road Reserve in Dingley.

We received 346 responses from local Kingston and surrounding residents. Overall feedback reflects support for an off-lead area within the reserve, with a need for considerations for the safety of park users and potential fencing.

What's next?

Thank you for your feedback. A full report with recommendations moving forward will be put to Council in early 2017.

Background

As part of Kingston’s Responsible Pet Ownership Strategy, Council acknowledges the value and benefits of owning a pet. Pets can provide both social and physical health benefits. The obligations of owning a dog, such as taking your dog for a walk often provides a social experience that some people in our community may not normally have.

The provision of off-leash areas within Kingston will encourage the training of dogs to ensure they respond to their owner’s directions and are well behaved within the community. Training assists in reducing nuisance behaviours such as excessive barking, dog attacks, and general nuisance behaviours displayed by bored, untrained dogs or dogs that lack social exposure.