The City of Casey’s Dog Friendly Spaces (DFS) Policy provides direction on the provision and development of dog-friendly spaces within the City of Casey. New dog-friendly spaces are funded by our Capital Works Program and are delivered within the financial year.
Banjo Paterson Reserve has been identified as a suitable location for a DFS within the Lynbrook area which currently has no provision of dog-friendly spaces. Banjo Paterson Reserve is a large district level open space which functions as a park and a sports reserve, with large, passive, open space, consistent with the preferred location under the Dog Friendly Spaces Policy.
Council is now seeking feedback from the community around the siting of the proposed dog-friendly space within the reserve. Council has identified a potential location towards the northern end of the site, adjacent to properties 44-60 Paterson Drive.
This specific location has been proposed for the following reasons:
- Banjo Paterson Reserve exceeds the 2ha size requirement for suitable DFS locations, and the proposed siting of the DFS will allow for the minimum 0.5ha space requirement, as specified in the Dog Friendly Space Policy.
- Existing pedestrian access.
- Established tree network which will provide natural shade for owners and animals
- Proximity to the existing car park which will assist in minimising impact to on-street carparking.
- Minimal disturbance to existing reserve usage.
- The siting is approximately 27 metres from the playground and would be contained within an enclosed perimeter fence, with double gates, to ensure the safety of users of the Reserve. This is consistent with Council’s Local Laws and Domestic Animal Management Plan, which requires dogs to be on-lead within 20 metres of a playground.
- Fencing for DFS are permeable for visibility and have a recommended height of 1.2 metres.
To provide feedback on the proposed siting, please complete the survey below by 5.00 pm Monday 15 May 2023.