Dog Exercise and Prohibited Areas Policy

Consultation has concluded

Policy approved by Council on 18 April 2018.

Find out more below.


Policy approved by Finance Policy Operations and Legislation Committee

Approval was given by the FPOL committee to prohibit dogs on the cricket pitches at Stevens Reserve and the main soccer field at Hilton Park. The proposal to prohibit dogs in the bushland at Samson Park has been removed from the proposed policy changes.

The proposal will now be presented to council for formal agreement on 18 April 2018.

Read a copy of the report and minutes below.

https://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/agendas-and-minutes


Committee decision deferred

The Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee (F-POL) deferred its decision on adopting recommended changes to Dog Exercise and Prohibited Areas Policy on 14 February 2018.

The committee requested officers further review the policy and return to the next appropriate F-POL Committee meeting.

Minutes of the committee meeting are available here.



Council committee to consider proposed changes to policy

The Dog Exercise and Prohibited Areas Policy will be presented at the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation (F-POL) committee on 14 February 2018.

The meeting will be held at the North Fremantle Community Hall starting at 6.00pm.

A full report is available in the agenda which can be accessed here.



Community engagement concluded

Thank you to everyone who contributed our survey on the proposed changes to our dog exercise and prohibited areas policy .

A summary of your feedback and comments is available here:

Dog Exercise and Prohibited Areas Policy Community Survey Report




We're proposing some changes to our Dog Exercise and Prohibited Areas Policy, which guides our management of dog exercise areas, and we invite you to have your say on when dogs must be on a leash in a dog exercise area.


Many dog exercise areas in the City of Fremantle are also sporting grounds, parks and natural areas. This policy will assist us in our service to the community through minimising the nuisance, damage and possible danger, caused by some dogs.

Our aim is to ensure everyone - including dogs and their owners, sporting clubs and associations, and the people who recreate at our reserves - has a safe and fun place to play.


What changes are proposed?


The draft policy proposes to:

  • Clarify the requirement for dogs to be on a leash in dog exercise area when the grounds are being used for training by registered sporting clubs.
  • Make the bushland area in Sir Frederick Samson Park a dog prohibited area, to help conserve the remnant native vegetation and protect the wildlife that inhabits the area. The grassed area through the centre of the reserve will remain a dog exercise area, and dogs will be required to use the main access points to the park at McCombe Avenue and Sellenger Avenue.

The full draft policy with proposed changes highlighted is available here.



Policy approved by Council on 18 April 2018.

Find out more below.


Policy approved by Finance Policy Operations and Legislation Committee

Approval was given by the FPOL committee to prohibit dogs on the cricket pitches at Stevens Reserve and the main soccer field at Hilton Park. The proposal to prohibit dogs in the bushland at Samson Park has been removed from the proposed policy changes.

The proposal will now be presented to council for formal agreement on 18 April 2018.

Read a copy of the report and minutes below.

https://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/agendas-and-minutes


Committee decision deferred

The Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee (F-POL) deferred its decision on adopting recommended changes to Dog Exercise and Prohibited Areas Policy on 14 February 2018.

The committee requested officers further review the policy and return to the next appropriate F-POL Committee meeting.

Minutes of the committee meeting are available here.



Council committee to consider proposed changes to policy

The Dog Exercise and Prohibited Areas Policy will be presented at the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation (F-POL) committee on 14 February 2018.

The meeting will be held at the North Fremantle Community Hall starting at 6.00pm.

A full report is available in the agenda which can be accessed here.



Community engagement concluded

Thank you to everyone who contributed our survey on the proposed changes to our dog exercise and prohibited areas policy .

A summary of your feedback and comments is available here:

Dog Exercise and Prohibited Areas Policy Community Survey Report




We're proposing some changes to our Dog Exercise and Prohibited Areas Policy, which guides our management of dog exercise areas, and we invite you to have your say on when dogs must be on a leash in a dog exercise area.


Many dog exercise areas in the City of Fremantle are also sporting grounds, parks and natural areas. This policy will assist us in our service to the community through minimising the nuisance, damage and possible danger, caused by some dogs.

Our aim is to ensure everyone - including dogs and their owners, sporting clubs and associations, and the people who recreate at our reserves - has a safe and fun place to play.


What changes are proposed?


The draft policy proposes to:

  • Clarify the requirement for dogs to be on a leash in dog exercise area when the grounds are being used for training by registered sporting clubs.
  • Make the bushland area in Sir Frederick Samson Park a dog prohibited area, to help conserve the remnant native vegetation and protect the wildlife that inhabits the area. The grassed area through the centre of the reserve will remain a dog exercise area, and dogs will be required to use the main access points to the park at McCombe Avenue and Sellenger Avenue.

The full draft policy with proposed changes highlighted is available here.