Changes to dog exercise areas

Published on Tuesday, 6 April 2021 at 2:07:39 PM

Do you know where you can and can’t exercise your dog on and off the leash? With recent changes to the City of Greater Geraldton’s dog exercise areas, community members are being reminded to get themselves up to speed with the locations.

A review of the dog exercise areas was conducted in late 2020 and new areas for dogs to exercise off leash were identified, as were some areas where dogs are now prohibited.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn reminded pet owners of their responsibilities.

“All dog owners have a responsibility to ensure they know the rules around exercising their pets, including making sure you control your dog at all times – on and off the lead,” he said.

“There has been some changes to our dog exercise areas so this is a timely reminder for community members to ensure they know the rules in these areas.

“We know how much our community love their pets and how many wonderful public open spaces we have to enjoy here in Greater Geraldton, but I urge our community members to respect the rules to ensure the safety of both you, and your pet.”

As part of the review in 2020, changes to the dog exercise areas were advertised to the community for public comment before being adopted by Council.

Amendments included changes to areas where you may have once been able to have your dog off a lead but now must be on a lead, as well as new areas to exercise your dog.

This includes the Leonard T Green Memorial Park on Olive Street which is currently undergoing works to upgrade a section of the park for an off lead dog exercise area (OLDEA).

There has also been changes in Mullewa which includes the addition of the Mullewa Recreation Ground as an area to exercise your dog.

Dog owners are reminded:

  • A dog must be held on a lead for all other locations on the map that is not identified as a dog exercise area or prohibited area.
  • It’s important to remember that a dog off a lead must always be under the control of its owner. 
  • A good tip is to always carry a lead and place it on your dog when another dog approaches.

Community members are advised to refer to the Dog Exercise Area map.

Signage is being reviewed and is currently being updated to reflect the new updates.

For all information on dog exercise areas and resp

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