Have your say on dogs in public spaces in Blue Mountains

Have your say on how dogs and people play in public spaces. Go online or visit a park near you in April/May to speak to council staff about dogs in public places #dips.

Have your say on how dogs and people play in public spaces. Go online or visit a park near you in April/May to speak to council staff about dogs in public places #dips.

Blue Mountains City Council wants to hear the community’s views on dogs in public spaces like parks, reserves and sportsgrounds.

“Community feedback will inform council’s strategy for dogs in public spaces which aims to guide the way council manages dog off-leash and recreation sites across the Blue Mountains in the future,” said Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill.

“Whether you are a dog owner, non-dog owner, are involved in organised sport or recreation, or just like to use open spaces for casual play and social gatherings, we are interested in your thoughts,” he said.

The Dogs in Public Spaces Strategy will also consider the need for signage, dog etiquette, public education, dog poo bag dispensers, and fencing, among other topics.

Council staff will set up talking points at various parks, reserves and sportsgrounds across the Blue Mountains throughout April and May to answer questions and hear community views. A full list of Talking Points and more information about the project is available at www.bluemountainshaveyoursay.com.au/DiPS.

The draft strategy will be placed on public exhibition for further community comment later this year.

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