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Review of Dogs in Parks - Elliot Park and Balmain Cove

Council is reviewing the policy for dogs in Elliott Park and Balmain Cove. The community is invited to have input into the review.

Dog ownership is increasing in the inner west. There are currently 4,116 dogs living in Balmain and Rozelle (Source: NSW Companion Animals Register, March 2017). Dog ownership has many benefits for human health including improved mental health and physical health.

The right balance is needed between the provision of areas to exercise dogs off leash and the needs of other park users. Currently the closest off leash area is in Bridgewater Park. Council is keen to hear from the community as to whether off leash dogs should be permitted in areas of Elliott Park and Balmain Cove.


Background information

Read the reports to Council about the review

Review areas

The areas to be reviewed are outlined in bold. Click on the map to make it bigger.

  • Elliott Park is a small neighbourhood park which is currently designated as on leash. The park provides space for passive and informal recreation.
  • Balmain Cove lies to the east of Balmain Shores and is currently designated as an on leash area. The open space is maintained to a high standard through an agreement between Council and the strata body of the Balmain Cove residential apartments.


Have your say

  • Online in the survey below or
  • Request a paper survey on 9392 5634 or email aaron.callaghan@innerwest.nsw.gov.au


Next steps

The survey closes on Sunday 4 February 2018 and the results will be included in a report to Council. This will be considered at a forthcoming Council meeting to determine any changes to the policy for dogs in Elliott Park and Balmain Cove. If you leave your contact details in the survey we will let you know when this meeting occurs. The report to Council and the final decision will be posted on this project page.

Council is reviewing the policy for dogs in Elliott Park and Balmain Cove. The community is invited to have input into the review.

Dog ownership is increasing in the inner west. There are currently 4,116 dogs living in Balmain and Rozelle (Source: NSW Companion Animals Register, March 2017). Dog ownership has many benefits for human health including improved mental health and physical health.

The right balance is needed between the provision of areas to exercise dogs off leash and the needs of other park users. Currently the closest off leash area is in Bridgewater Park. Council is keen to hear from the community as to whether off leash dogs should be permitted in areas of Elliott Park and Balmain Cove.


Background information

Read the reports to Council about the review

Review areas

The areas to be reviewed are outlined in bold. Click on the map to make it bigger.

  • Elliott Park is a small neighbourhood park which is currently designated as on leash. The park provides space for passive and informal recreation.
  • Balmain Cove lies to the east of Balmain Shores and is currently designated as an on leash area. The open space is maintained to a high standard through an agreement between Council and the strata body of the Balmain Cove residential apartments.


Have your say

  • Online in the survey below or
  • Request a paper survey on 9392 5634 or email aaron.callaghan@innerwest.nsw.gov.au


Next steps

The survey closes on Sunday 4 February 2018 and the results will be included in a report to Council. This will be considered at a forthcoming Council meeting to determine any changes to the policy for dogs in Elliott Park and Balmain Cove. If you leave your contact details in the survey we will let you know when this meeting occurs. The report to Council and the final decision will be posted on this project page.

Survey

How the review works

Council will consider feedback gathered  in this survey when making a decision about the policy for dogs in Elliot Park and Balmain Cove.

The survey is designed so that when you answer the questions, further information may be asked for depending on what your answers are.


1. Thinking about Elliot Park and Balmain Cove - do you visit to exercise a dog or dogs?
2. You answered yes - how many times do you visit Elliot Park or Balmain Cove per week?
3. You answered yes - how supportive are you of the current designation of Elliot Park and the Balmain Cove Foreshore as an dog on leash area?
4. You answered yes - would you support a six month trial dog off leash area for Elliot Park and Balmain Cove ?
6. You answered no I visit for other reasons - how many times do you visit Elliot Park or Balmain Cove per week?
7. You answered no I visit for other reasons - how supportive are you of the current designation of Elliot Park and the Balmain Cove Foreshore as an dog on leash area?
8. You answered no I visit for other reasons - would you support a six month trial dog off leash area for Elliot Park and Balmain Cove? Yes

Your Contact Details

These details will be kept private and only used to notify you about the progress of this project .

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