Dog on and Off-Leash and Prohibited Areas

Have your say on dog on and off-leash and prohibited areas by 26 July.

Through a previous resolution of Council, dogs are currently required to be on-leash between 10am and 6pm when being exercised on any reserve or coastal foreshore area across the district. Community feedback obtained through consultation on Council’s Animal Management Plan indicates that there is some community support to alter this blanket requirement and to instead provide some defined dog off-leash exercise areas and dog prohibited areas within reserves or foreshore locations.

We are seeking feedback on 14 proposed areas. View the proposed areas here.

Feedback is also sought on the introduction of changes to standard dog on-leash time during daylight savings (8am - 8pm) for reserves and foreshore areas which are not identified in the table. On Council reserves and beaches that are not included in the table, the current 10am - 6pm on-leash requirements apply.

View Council's by-laws here.

Have your say by filling out the survey form here or by emailing your feedback to

Consultation closes at 5pm on Wednesday, 26 July 2017.

Find out more and view the proposed area maps here.