Why is Council reviewing dog off-leash areas?
A report was prepared for Council in 2011 to formalise the dog off-leash areas in the City of Glen Eira. This report gave consideration to Council’s limited open space, and identified sites appropriate for multi-purpose use as dog off-leash areas. There are currently 25 designated off-leash reserves where dogs can be exercised off-leash whilst under the effective control of their owner or handler.
Since 2011, Glen Eira’s human and dog populations have increased and the use of some parks and reserves has changed. However, in response to this, the only new addition to dog off-leash areas was the recent inclusion of ‘Pawfield Park’ located on Crown Land at Caulfield Racecourse.
What are the proposed changes to dog off-leash areas within Glen Eira?
How do I learn more about dog off-leash areas?
Greyhounds - why can't they be off-leash?
We recognise that greyhounds can be just as loving and friendly as any other breed of dog. However, it is State Government regulation that all greyhounds must be leashed within public spaces, this rule is not just specific to Glen Eira, but to the whole of Victoria.
For more information regarding greyhounds in public places, please visit http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/pets/dogs/greyhounds
How can I have my say about dogs in parks?