Dog exercise area review
Project: Review of Council’s Companion Animal Management Plan 2015-19
In response to community interest, Council is reviewing its Companion Animal Management Plan 2015-19, which details on and off-leash, timeshare and prohibited dog arrangements across Eurobodalla.
For the past few months we’ve been working behind the scenes with a group of experts and community representatives on the review. Council is now seeking the wider community’s feedback on proposed changes to Eurobodalla dog exercise areas and invites residents to have their say.
What is proposed
Council has developed new maps for Council-managed beaches, and some reserves, depicting dog exercise and prohibited dog areas to make it easy for residents to see what is proposed. The changes aim to reduce confusing timeshare arrangements where possible and balance the provision of off-leash and prohibited dog areas.
The maps also introduce a simple colour-coded traffic light system that has been adopted successfully by Wollongong and Shoalhaven City Councils.
In addition to the new maps, Council is also interested in residents’ thoughts on how responsible pet ownership can be improved, including environmentally-responsible ways of managing dog faeces.
These proposed changes have not been adopted by Council, this is the first of two opportunities to give your feedback about what you do and don’t agree with.
Your feedback from this survey will help us refine the proposed changes based on the wider community’s needs.
Following the survey period, we will incorporate the community’s feedback to refine these proposed changes and draft Companion Animal Management Plan. These refined drafts will be presented to Council to consider for public exhibition, at which point we will again seek the community’s feedback before any changes are adopted and implemented.
Proposed new dog exercise area maps
North Batemans Bay and surrounds
Batemans Bay and surrounds
Malua Bay and surrounds
Broulee and surrounds
Moruya and surrounds
Tuross and surrounds
Narooma and surrounds
How to have your say
We will be holding drop-in sessions throughout April where people can view the dog exercise area maps and provide their feedback. Dates, locations and times are below.
Residents can also complete an online survey during April, fill in our online feedback form, or simply write us a letter or email detailing their thoughts.
These proposed changes have not been adopted by Council, this is the first of two opportunities to give your feedback about what you do and don’t agree with to help us understand the wider community's needs.
Apex Park, Narooma
Friday 6 April, 8-10am
Dalmeny Meet the Makers Markets
Sunday 8 April, 8am-1pm
Village Centre Batemans Bay
Tuesday 10 April, 10am-2pm
The Mossy Café, Mossy Point
Friday 13 April, 9-11.30am
Evans Park, Tuross Head
Friday 13 April, 12.30-2.30pm
Art on the Path, Broulee
Sunday 15 April, 7.30am-12.30pm
SAGE Farmer’s Market, Moruya
Tuesday 17 April, 2.30-4.30pm
Corrigans Reserve, Batehaven
Tuesday 17 April, 10am-12pm
Benny’s Nelligen Store, Nelligen
Wed 18 April, 9-11am
Maloney’s Beach Café, Maloneys Beach
Wed 18 April, 12-2pm
NATA Oval, Narooma
Saturday 21 April, 2-4pm
Moruya Country Markets
Saturday 28 April, 7am-1pm
For more information about existing dog exercise areas throughout Eurobodalla, check out the Dogs on beaches and exercise areas page.