Council is nearing the completion of its revised Draft Dogs in Open Spaces Action Plan (draft Plan), which will soon be released for further community review.
The new simplified draft Plan will respond to the extensive community feedback received during the first round of consultation as well as further detailed studies on the key issues of concern. These issues include time restricted beach access for dogs, and the suitability of off leash areas at Davistown, Terrigal and Hamlyn Terrace.
Consultation Report detailing input received during the first round of consultation and the currently proposed approach to respond to that feedback, was distributed this week to all stakeholders who provided feedback.
Council staff will now be holding workshops with key local stakeholders (who contributed during the consultation period) to review the options which would aim to address the key issues (noted above), prior to reporting the revised Draft Plan to Council, where a resolution for it to be publicly re-exhibited would be sought.
It is important to note that there are currently no changes to the management of Council’s open space network.
To keep up-to-date with the progress of Council’s Dogs in Open Spaces Action Plan, visit: yourvoiceourcoast.com/dogs