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
Council Officers have reviewed the feedback received during the February 2019 consultation and prepared a report which was considered by Council at the Services Special Committee meeting on 20 May 2019.
Following the Special Services Committee meeting, Officers prepared a further report for presentation at the Ordinary Council meeting scheduled for 6.30pm, 22 July 2019. A copy of the report is available at Council Meeting - 22 July 2019.
The purpose of this report is for Council to consider all feedback received and to make a decision on whether or not the dedicated dog park and shared path proposal will proceed at Fritsch Holzer Park.
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