To ensure that everyone can continue to enjoy our open spaces, improved community education on dogs in open space is a key outcome of the strategy.
- clarity on where dogs are permitted to be in open space both off-leash and on-lead and where they are not permitted at all
- what the responsibilities are of owners when they are exercising their dog in open space
- informing the community of changes to off-leash areas or provision of new off-leash areas
- the role of owners and Council staff in regulating dogs in open space
There are several tools Council will employ to communicate this information to the community. This includes Council’s website, media releases, social media, flyers and on-site education. One of the most important on the ground tools is signage.