This consultation is now closed and we are reviewing all feedback. A report will be taken to the June Council Meeting for consideration.
In response to resident requests for an off-leash dog area at Wire Mill Park in Chiswick, we asked the community to share their views so that Council could understand the community's sentiment before making any decisions regarding the future of the space.
In December 2019, Council adopted a Dogs in Public Places Strategy. This strategy acknowledges the wide range of user groups that utilise our open spaces and the need to cater for everyone. It includes an objective for households to be within 800 metres of a dog exercise area and identifies how requests for additional dog parks will be considered.
Although Wire Mill Park is close to an existing dog exercise area at Lysaght Park (500m or approximately a six minute walk away), a petition was recently presented to Council requesting an additional dog exercise area be established at this location.
The community consultation ran from 12 April to 5 May 2021.
Council officers were at Wire Mill Park on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 from 5—6:30pm to answer questions.