Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Bayside lets the dogs out

Sydney’s Bayside Council has approved a recommendation that will see the creation of four new off-leash dog exercise areas in the local government area.

The Council says it received feedback from more than 180 residents when the following off leash areas went on public exhibition in August this year: 

  • Ward 1 – Rhodes Street Reserve East, Hillsdale
  • Ward 2 – Hughes Avenue Reserve, Mascot
  • Ward 3 – Ron Gosling Reserve, Bardwell Park
  • Ward 4 – Flynns Reserve, Bexley

Council approved a recommendation at last night’s Extraordinary Council Meeting that will see the creation of three additional off leash dog areas while a fourth, more suitable for smaller dogs, will be trialled for 12 months.

The off leash dog exercise areas are set to be established at:

  • Rhodes Street Reserve East, Hillsdale
  • Ron Gosling Reserve, Bardwell Park
  • Flynns Reserve, Bexley

Council said the fourth location at Hughes Avenue Reserve, Mascot will be trialled for 12 months with a usage and activity report presented to Council at the end of the trial.

“Council estimates it will cost $45,000 to establish the four dog parks with an ongoing operational cost of $59,000 per year,” it said in a statement.

“The project is due to commence early in the new year.”

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