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Have your say: Draft designs for Cardinia Shire dog off-leash areas

Published: 1 May 2020

Residents and dog lovers are invited to have their say on the draft designs and proposed infrastructure and landscaping to be delivered at designated dog off-leash sites across Cardinia Shire.

There are three different categories of designated dog off-leash areas: neighbourhood, district and regional. Whilst all 13 of these areas across the shire will have signage, the infrastructure and landscaping to be installed will vary from site-to-site.

Council is seeking community feedback on the delivery of this infrastructure and landscaping, and in particular, on the draft designs for the four designated regional dog off-leash sites across the shire.

Possible features being considered for each of the different sites may include:

Neighbourhood sites District sites Regional sites
  • signage
  • garden/vegetation
  • seating
  • pathways
  • natural shade
  • partial or no fencing
  • signage
  • garden/vegetation
  • seating
  • pathways
  • natural shade
  • partial or no fencing
  • rubbish bins
  • drinking fountain
  • signage
  • garden/vegetation
  • seating
  • pathways
  • natural shade
  • full fencing
  • rubbish bins
  • drinking fountain/s
  • agility equipment
  • car parking

For more information, including reviewing the draft designs, and to have your say, visit www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay. The consultation is open until 5pm on Wednesday 20 May 2020.

Feedback from this consultation will help to inform the final designs, infrastructure and landscaping decisions for each of the 13 designated off-leash sites across Cardinia Shire.

Designated off-leash areas

Neighbourhood sites

  • Bob Burgess Reserve, Beaconsfield
  • Vantage Drive Reserve, Pakenham
  • Simon Drive Reserve, Pakenham
  • Ray Canobie Reserve, Pakenham
  • Onyx Reserve, Officer

District sites

  • Pepi's Land, Emerald
  • Cockatoo Road Reserve, Pakenham
  • Garfield Recreation Reserve, Garfield
  • Tantallon Bvd Detention Basin Reserve, Beaconsfield

Regional sites

  • Toomuc Creek Linear Reserve, Pakenham
  • Alma Treloar Reserve, Cockatoo
  • Don Jackson Reserve, Pakenham
  • Cochrane Park, Koo Wee Rup

All dog owners are reminded that dogs are required to be on-leash in public at all other times within Cardinia Shire. The shared designated off-leash spaces enable dogs to enjoy off-leash activities within the community and under the supervision of their owners.

For more information about Cardinia Shire’s 13 designated off-leash areas, visit www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/dogparks