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A good number of submissions received on Draft Dog Control Policy

Wednesday March 14 2018

A wide range of views are included in the 129 submissions received by Council on the city’s Draft Dog Control Policy.

Photo shows couple walking labrador on a leash along a grassy bank.

The Dog Control Policy identifies areas where dogs are not allowed, where they must be on a leash, and where they can be exercised without a leash. It also outlines the responsibilities of dog owners.

Allowing dogs on-leash in the CBD for a 12-month trial is one of the key changes up for consideration as part of the review.

In addition to the formal consultation, the proposed 12-month trial received high engagement on Council’s Facebook page, receiving close to 800 reactions and over 300 comments.

More than 300 central city businesses responded to a separate survey on the proposed trial.

All feedback and written submissions will be presented to Council in April, with the hearings for submissions planned for the same month.

A final decision on the policy is expected in June.