Dog On Lead Parks and Reserves

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Consultation has concluded

The City Compliance Team undertook a review of all dedicated dog on lead parks and reserves within the City of Casey. The review was conducted to establish if those parks and reserves are still required as a dedicated dog on lead park or reserve.

We were looking for feedback on the usage of our on lead dog parks and reserves and the impact it will have on the community should the status of the parks change.

The results of the survey informed the status of current and future dog-on lead parks. The consultation has now concluded and the results are posted in the news feed below.

A list of our dedicated dog on lead reserves include:

Reserve
Street
Suburb
Melville Park Reserve
Melville Park Drive
Berwick
Timbertop Reserve
Parkhill Drive
Berwick
Buchanan Park
Clyde Road
Berwick
Wilson Botanic Park
Princes Highway
Berwick
Arleon Reserve
Arleon Crescent
Cranbourne
Waverley Park / Lawless Reserve
Waverley Park Drive
Cranbourne North
McGuigan Reserve
McGuigan Drive
Cranbourne West
Kevin Adlard Reserve
Doveton Avenue
Doveton
James Alexander Reserve
John Edgecombe Way
Endeavour Hills
Skye Reserve
Skye Crescent
Endeavour Hills
William / Charles Reserve
William Avenue
Hallam
James Wyman Reserve
James Wyman Place
Hampton Park
Wycombe / Ashford Reserve
Ashford Close
Hampton Park
Ray Bastin Reserve
Narre Warren - Cranbourne Road
Narre Warren
Amber Crescent Reserve
Amber Crescent
Narre Warren North
Baringa Estate Reserve
Oakgrove Drive
Narre Warren South
Atrus Park
Waterside Drive
Cranbourne East


The City Compliance Team undertook a review of all dedicated dog on lead parks and reserves within the City of Casey. The review was conducted to establish if those parks and reserves are still required as a dedicated dog on lead park or reserve.

We were looking for feedback on the usage of our on lead dog parks and reserves and the impact it will have on the community should the status of the parks change.

The results of the survey informed the status of current and future dog-on lead parks. The consultation has now concluded and the results are posted in the news feed below.

A list of our dedicated dog on lead reserves include:

Reserve
Street
Suburb
Melville Park Reserve
Melville Park Drive
Berwick
Timbertop Reserve
Parkhill Drive
Berwick
Buchanan Park
Clyde Road
Berwick
Wilson Botanic Park
Princes Highway
Berwick
Arleon Reserve
Arleon Crescent
Cranbourne
Waverley Park / Lawless Reserve
Waverley Park Drive
Cranbourne North
McGuigan Reserve
McGuigan Drive
Cranbourne West
Kevin Adlard Reserve
Doveton Avenue
Doveton
James Alexander Reserve
John Edgecombe Way
Endeavour Hills
Skye Reserve
Skye Crescent
Endeavour Hills
William / Charles Reserve
William Avenue
Hallam
James Wyman Reserve
James Wyman Place
Hampton Park
Wycombe / Ashford Reserve
Ashford Close
Hampton Park
Ray Bastin Reserve
Narre Warren - Cranbourne Road
Narre Warren
Amber Crescent Reserve
Amber Crescent
Narre Warren North
Baringa Estate Reserve
Oakgrove Drive
Narre Warren South
Atrus Park
Waterside Drive
Cranbourne East


Consultation has concluded
  • What we heard about dog on lead parks and reserves

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    about 2 months ago

    The City of Casey would like to thank all the residents for taking the time by participating in the review of the dog on lead parks and reserves within the municipality and providing us with the invaluable feedback.

    The Project was aimed at reviewing Council’s 17 dedicated on lead parks and reserves and establish if these parks and reserves are still required to be dedicated as on lead.

    We received over 70 completed surveys, with 69% of those participants being dog owners. That feedback was then reviewed by the Project team, who used that information to outline key issues relating to on lead parks and reserves and the usage of those parks and reserves.

    We heard the following feedback from our participants:

    • Wilson Botanic Park Berwick is the highest rated on lead park attended by residents
    • 68% of participants attend and use our on lead parks and reserves
    • 80% of participants stated they have sighted dogs off lead in a dedicated on lead reserve
    • 36% of participants stated they did not see any dog on lead signage in our parks and reserves
    • 56% of participants stated that if the reserve status was to change from on lead to off lead, they would no longer attend.

    The feedback we received during the consultation has been used and the following actions have been implemented:

    • The development of a Dog Park Patrol Procedure to be utilised by Local Laws Officers for the purpose of inspecting an auditing the dog on lead parks and reserves in Casey.
    • All 17 dedicated dog on lead parks and reserves were inspected and audited by our Local Laws Officers and from those inspections 64% of those reserves did not have appropriate signage, subsequently several on lead signage requests were made to be erected in those parks and reserves. It was also noted that 16 of the 17 dog on lead reserves have playgrounds on them.
    • A review of customer service requests for complaints received about dogs wandering in our on lead parks and reserves. From those statistics increased proactive patrols conducted to detect potential offenders.
    • Quarterly dog park patrols included in the City of Casey Domestic Animal Management Plan as a key performance indicator to reduce nuisance complaints.

    Based on the feedback from the consultation, the dog on lead park audits and customer service statistic results, the status of all named dedicated dog on lead parks and reserves will not be changing to off lead and remain as dog on lead parks and reserves.

    What’s next?

    The City Compliance Team will continue to monitor all dedicated on lead parks and reserves, and action breaches accordingly. Local Laws Officers will be conducting park patrols quarterly and will be monitored through inspections and audits. A list of all dedicated dog on lead parks and reserves will be added to the City of Casey website for residents to access.