Dogs in public places - policy review

This engagement is open

Date: Monday, 28 May 2018 to Monday, 25 June 2018

The City is currently reviewing its dog controls in public places policy and is seeking your feedback. Have your say on dog control orders important to you.

Dog control orders are in place to protect people, other animals and the natural environment.

During the Domestic Animal Management Plan engagement last year, the community told us the following needs to be addressed in on and off leash areas:

  • signage
  • enforcement
  • education and promotion
  • seasonal rule changes
  • safe, shared spaces for all
  • protection of the environment.

We now want to hear from you about what works and doesn't work in on and off leash areas and exclusion zones in the public places you visit.

The following dog control orders are included in this engagement:

  • existing City-managed dog control orders 
  • Bellarine Bayside Foreshore Committee's draft control orders.

Dog controls for the coastline from Collendina on the eastern boundary of Ocean Grove through to Thirteenth Beach, including parts of Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and Black Rock are managed by the Barwon Coast Committee of Management and are not part of this engagement.

The community will be engaged at a later date about these control orders.

Complete the survey to tell us which dog controls are working and which need to be improved in public spaces important to you.


Event

 


Event Portarlington drop-in session #1
Location Portarlington Senior Citizens Hall, Newcombe Street, Portarlington
Date Monday, 4 June 2018
Start time 1:30 PM
End time 3:30 PM
Special instructions The drop-in sessions will cover both the dog controls in public places policy review and the Dog Park Strategy.
Event Belmont drop-in session
Location South Barwon Civic Centre, 2 Colac Road, Belmont
Date Monday, 4 June 2018
Start time 7:00 PM
End time 9:00 PM
Special instructions The drop-in sessions will cover both the dog controls in public places policy review and the Dog Park Strategy. Access the hall via car park at the rear of the building (off Reynolds Road).
Event Portarlington drop-in session #2
Location Portarlington Senior Citizens, Newcombe Street, Portarlington
Date Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Start time 7:00 PM
End time 9:00 PM
Special instructions The drop-in sessions will cover both the dog controls in public places policy review and the Dog Park Strategy.
Event Norlane drop-in session
Location Corio Leisuretime Centre, 262-268 Anakie Road, Norlane
Date Wednesday, 6 June 2018
Start time 7:00 PM
End time 9:00 PM
Special instructions The drop-in sessions will cover both the dog controls in public places policy review and the Dog Park Strategy.
Event Geelong West drop-in session
Location Virginia Todd Hall, 9-11 Clarence St, Geelong West
Date Thursday, 7 June 2018
Start time 7:00 PM
End time 9:00 PM
Special instructions The drop-in sessions will cover both the dog controls in public places policy review and the Dog Park Strategy.

Other ways to participate

1. Complete the dog controls in public places survey
2. Attend one of the five drop-in sessions, held in conjunction with the Dog Park Strategy.
3. Contact us on 5272 5272 to request a hard copy survey, or visit one of our Customer Service Centres.

Please note: If you provided input into the Domestic Animal Management Plan development, specifically relating to dog control orders, your feedback has been received and will be considered as part of this policy review.  You do not need to submit feedback again unless you wish to do so about a specific location or control order.

 

Visit the Dog Park Strategy page to have your say on this important project too.