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Dog control

We're proposing to amend the Dog Control Policy 2018 to allow dogs on-leash in public places in the central city.

This amendment follows a trial allowing dogs on-leash into the central business district (CBD) since August 2018. The trial has gone well so now we are looking to make on-leash dog control available permanently.

Consultation on this amendment is now closed. Thank you to everyone who made a submission. Councillors will consider submissions at the August meeting of the Planning and Strategy Committee.

Summary of key changes

The proposed changes to the policy are:

  • Deleting references to the trial
  • Including the CBD as an on-leash area of control
  • Removing the CBD from being a prohibited public place

To see the proposed amendments, please download the statement of proposal.

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