What are the main changes?

The new rules around dog exercise areas are:

  • All community paths, including 10 metres either side, are dog on-leash
  • All lakes and beaches are dog on-leash unless otherwise specified.

Existing rules, that remain unchanged, around dog exercise areas are:

  • All streets, including footpaths, are dog on-leash
  • Public playgrounds and BBQs are dog prohibited within 10 metres when in use
  • Dogs are prohibited on sportsgrounds during formal sporting events and are allowed off-leash at all other times (provided they are under effective control).
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