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At the Council Meeting of the City of Boroondara held on 26 February 2018, Council resolved to amend the Council Order in Council No. 1 (“Order”) that deals with areas where dogs may be exercised off-leash by adding one reserve to the list of Designated Reserves: Recreation Hall Reserve, Kew.

As a reminder the following public notice is published for the benefit of all dog owners and other interested parties. 

(Amended) Order of the Boroondara City Council, Section 26(2), Domestic Animals Act 1994.
Dog must be under effective control.

The owner of any dog must keep the dog in effective control by means of a chain, cord or leash held by the owner and attached to the dog while the dog is in:

  • a reserve; or
  • a public place.

Owner obligations

A dog may be exercised off a chain, cord or leash in a Designated Reserve, if the owner:

  • carries a chain, cord or leash sufficient to bring the dog under effective control if the dog behaves in a manner which threatens any person or animal;
  • remains in effective voice or hand control of the dog so as to be able to promptly bring the dog under effective control by placing the dog on a chain, cord or leash if that becomes necessary; and
  • does not allow the dog to worry or threaten any person or animal.

If a dog is off a chain, cord or leash in a Designated Reserve, the dog must be brought under the effective control of the owner by means of a cord, chain or leash if the dog is within 30 metres of:

  • the principal location of an organised sporting event;
  • the principal location of an organised public meeting; or
  • a permanent barbecue or picnic area when in use.

Dogs are prohibited within the immediate perimeter of any playground at all times, and must further be on a cord, chain or leash if within ten (10) metres of the perimeter of a playground in a Designated Reserve at all times.

Designated reserves

Reserve Suburb
Hays Paddock Kew
Nettleton Park Reserve Glen Iris
Victoria Park Kew
Ashburton Park Ashburton
Outer Circle Linear Park Kew
Warner Reserve Ashburton
Hyde Park Kew East
Markham Reserve Ashburton
Willsmere Park Kew East
Beckett Park (Part Only) Balwyn
Stradbroke Park Kew East
Mont Albert Park Balwyn
Kate Campbell Reserve Kew
King Street Chain (37A Gordon Street, Balwyn) Balwyn
Reservoir Reserve Kew
Belmont Park Canterbury
Foley Reserve (15-23 Foley Street, Kew) Kew
Hislop Reserve Balwyn North
H.A. Smith Reserve Hawthorn
Macleay Park Balwyn North
Fairview Park Hawthorn
Koonung Creek Reserve Balwyn North
Pridmore Park Hawthorn
Cooper Reserve Camberwell
Grace Park Hawthorn
Lynden Park Camberwell
Fritsch Holzer Park Hawthorn East
Hartwell Sportsground Glen Iris
St James Park Hawthorn
Summerhill Park (Western End Only) Glen Iris
Wallen Road Reserve Hawthorn
Willison Park Camberwell
Rathmines Reserve Hawthorn East
Frog Hollow Reserve Camberwell
Anderson Park (both ovals) Hawthorn East
Highfield Park (southern lower oval) Camberwell
Burke Road South Reserve Glen Iris
Boroondara Park Canterbury
John August Reserve Canterbury
Eric Raven Reserve Glen Iris
Fairmont Avenue Reserve Camberwell
Hill ‘n’ Dale Park Glen Iris
Murdoch Street Reserve Camberwell
Connor Street Reserve Kew East
Recreation Hall Reserve Kew


Review

Council may, by order of resolution, and after giving public notice inviting submissions on the proposal:

  • remove a reserve or part of a reserve; and/or
  • add a reserve or part of a reserve to the list of Designated Reserves.

Definitions

  • ‘chain, cord or leash’ means a chain, cord or leash which effectively restrains the dog;
  • at large’, in relation to a dog, means not under the effective control of the owner by means of a chain, cord or leash;
  • ‘Designated Reserve’ means a reserve or other place which has been designated by an order of Council under section 26 of the Domestic Animals Act 1994; and
  • ‘owner’ has the same meaning as in the Domestic Animals Act 1994. 

 

PHILLIP STORER

Chief Executive Officer

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