Through our Boroondara Community Plan consultation, we learned about a growing community interest in the development of dedicated dog parks in Boroondara where people can exercise their dogs off-leash in a secure, fenced enclosure.
While there are many dog off-leash areas within Boroondara where people can walk and exercise their dogs, there are no dedicated dog parks with supporting infrastructure specifically designed to cater for dog walkers and their canine companions.
You told us you wanted:
- a secure space to safely let dogs off-leash and play free from other recreational uses, including sports and cycling
- a facility that allows dogs to run free and train to recall
- a secure environment for children and dog owners.
Council has allocated funding in the 2018-19 budget for the delivery of our first fully fenced dog park to guide and inform the roll-out of a number of new dog parks over the coming years.
In line with the 2008 Bicycle Strategy recommendation and as part of this project, we're planning a new shared pathway through Fritsch Holzer Park commencing at Bowler Street and connecting to Harold Street. We've also planned a future connection from Bowler Street to Rose Street.
Reporting on your feedback
Consultation on the proposed dedicated dog park at Fritsch Holzer Park has now closed. Thank you to all community members who took the time to have your say on this proposal.
Officers have reviewed the feedback received and prepared a report for Council’s consideration at the Services Special Committee meeting on 20 May 2019.
The purpose of the report is to present the findings of the community consultation process to Council. Community members will have the opportunity to attend the meeting and present their views to Council. Please note no decision will be made on the proposal at this meeting.
You may wish to view our short, helpful videos about the Services Special Committee meeting and on making a presentation at Council if you are unfamiliar with the process.
Following the Special Services Committee meeting, Officers will prepare a further report to be presented at a future Ordinary Council meeting (tentatively scheduled for 11 June 2019 – to be confirmed). The purpose of this report is for Council to consider all feedback received and to make a decision on whether the project is to proceed or not. Residents who submitted feedback during the consultation will be notified once the meeting date has been confirmed.
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